Toby H Loeffler
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Continuing Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Writing Program
    • College Nine
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Porter College Academic, Porter D-219
  • Office Hours Fall 2022: By appointment: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00-5:00
  • 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, The Art of the Essay; Writing 2, Rewriting Green: Sustainability and the Politics of Food; Writing 2, Literature as a Weapon: Reading and Writing about Fiction; Writing 2: Reading and Writing about Contemporary America; Writing 2: The Big Questions: Writing and What it Means to Live

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., Classical Civilizations and Spanish and Linguistics, 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.