Department of Literature
PhD, Literatures in English, Rutgers University BA, English, University of Massachusetts
Professor Dussere's teaching and research are primarily focused on the literature, film, and culture of twentieth-century America. He has published Balancing the Books (a study of the way that the novels of Toni Morrison and William Faulkner deal with the legacies of slavery) and, more recently, America Is Elsewhere (which looks at the tradition of "noir" in post-WWII film and fiction and its relation to consumer culture). He has also published articles about comic books and strips, among other things.