Dr. Patrick Walter
Dr. Patrick F. Walter teaches sophomore year courses in American literature and junior year electives in contemporary American literature and culture. For 11 years he has taught courses in popular culture and composition at SUNY Buffalo where he completed his doctorate in English in 2011. Dr. Walter's research involves psychoanalytic and Marxist studies of violence in contemporary literature and mass media. He has published essays on the fiction of Bret Easton Ellis, racial identity in comic books, and photojournalism of atrocity in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also organized symposiums and delivered conference papers on American horror cinema, the fiction of Cormac McCarthy and the photojournalistic non-fiction of William T. Vollmann. Dr. Walter earned a BA from the University of Iowa in 2001.