Faculty Directory

Toby H Loeffler
  • Title
    • Continuing Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Writing Program
    • College Nine
  • Phone
    831-459-3640
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Porter College Academic, Porter D-219
  • Office Hours Fall 2019: MWF 2:00-3:00 and by appointment
  • Mail Stop Porter Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Writing, Literature, Modernism, Fiction, Nationalism
  • Courses College Nine Core, 80A, C, and D, College 1; Stevenson College Core, 80A; Writing 1; Writing 2, Rewriting Green: Sustainability and the Politics of Food; Writing 2, Literature as a Weapon: Reading and Writing about Fiction; Writing 2, The Art of the Essay; Writing 2: Reading and Writing about Contemporary America

Research Interests

Writing pedagogy; Early-twentieth-century British and Spanish literature; history and theory of the British and European novel; British and European modernism; literature and nationalism; ideology; cultural studies

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Cornell University
M.A., Comparative Literature, Cornell University
M.A., English Literature, CSUDH
M.A., Spanish Literature, UCLA
B.A., Spanish and Linguistics, Classical Civilization, UCLA

Selected Publications

  • “‘Erin Go Bragh’: ‘Banal Nationalism’ and the Joycean Performance of Irish Nationhood.” Journal of Narrative Theory 39.1 (Winter 2009) 29-56.
  • “The ‘Backbone of England’: History, Memory, Landscape, and the Fordian Reconstruction of Englishness.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 53.1 (Spring 2011) 1-25.