Josef Benson

English Department Senior Lecturer
Faculty Affiliates

Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters:

"Myths about Pimps: Conflicting Images of Hypermasculine Pimps in U.S. American Hip-Hop and Bisexual Pimps in the Novels of Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim." Journal of Bisexuality 12.3 (Sept. 2012): 429-441.

"An Ironic Contention: The Kid's Heroic Failure to Rebel Against the Judge's Hypermasculinity in Blood Meridian." Southwestern American Literature 36.3 (Summer 2011): 70-86.

"Masculinity as Homosocial Enactment in Three Stories by Raymond Carver." The Raymond Carver Review. Web. March 2009. dept.kent.edu/English/RCR/issues/02/documents/10Benson.pdf. (4300 words).

Forthcoming:

"Greg Maddux as Genius and the Sublimated Homosexual Desire of American Baseball Fans." American History through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme Sports Vol. 2. Danielle S. Coombs and Bob Batchelor Eds. Westport: Praeger Publishers, 2012.

Areas of Expertise
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Masculinity Studies
  • African American Literature
  • Fiction Studies
Education
  • BA, Missouri State University
  • MA/PhD, University of South Florida