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CHRISTIAN MORARU is Professor of English at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He specializes in 20th-century American literature, primarily post-1945 fiction; literary-cultural theory with emphasis on ethics, community, and new materialism; comparative and global studies; literature and philosophy (particularly post-Nietzschean tradition and Levinas), and history of ideas; Cold War and post-Cold War studies in transnational perspective; postmodernism and poststructuralism; postcolonialism and its Central-East-European developments. His latest books include Rewriting: Postmodern Narrative and Cultural Critique in the Age of Cloning (SUNY Press 2001), Memorious Discourse: Reprise and Representation in Postmodernism (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005), Cosmodernism: American Narrative, Late Globalization, and the New Cultural Imaginary (University of Michigan Press, 2011), and the edited collection Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and the Global Imagination (Columbia University Press, 2009). At UNCG, he teaches regularly graduate courses such as English 740. Studies in Contemporary and Postmodern American Literature; English 704. Studies in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory; English 650. Modern Literary Theory; and English 549. The Critical Canon and Contemporary Issues. His undergraduate offerings range from English 303. Critical Approaches to the Study of Literature to English 252. Major American Authors: Realist to Modern, English 208. Topics in Global Literature, and English 202. European Literary Classics: Enlightenment to Modern.