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. (4300 words).


"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
  • BA, Missouri State University
  • MA/PhD, University of South Florida