Goshert, Dr. John Charles
Professor - English Literature
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John Charles Goshert

Department of English and Literature

Utah Valley University

800 West University Parkway

Orem, UT 84058-5999


email: gosherjo@uvu.edu

phone: 801-863-6288 (office); 801-995-1027 (mobile)






2008-present: Associate Professor of English, Utah Valley University (formerly Utah Valley State College)


2008-2011: Writing Program Administrator, UVU


2005-2008: Writing Program Coordinator, UVU


2001-2008: Assistant Professor of English, UVSC.





2001: Ph.D., English, Purdue University.


Chairs: Arkady Plotnitsky and Richard Dienst

Committee: Aparajita Sagar and James Saunders


1996: MA, English, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA


1994: BA, Sonoma State University; Major: English





Entering the Academic Conversation: Strategies for Research Writing. Boston: Longman, 2010.


Strategies and Resources for Teaching Entering the Academic Conversation, Boston: Longman, 2010.


“Reproductions of (Il)Literacy: Gay Cultural Knowledge and FYC Pedagogy.” Composition Studies 36.1 (2008): 11-27.


“The Aporia of AIDS and/as Holocaust.Shofar 23.3 (2005): 48-70.


Strategies and Resources for Teaching Writing with the Prentice Hall Reference Guide. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2005.


“Frank Chin.” Dictionary of Literary Biography: Asian American Writers. Ed. Deborah Madsen. Sumter, South Carolina: Gale Research Publications, 2005. 44-58.

“‘Is it really bad of me to compare myself to a Jew?’: Intervention and Invention in Sarah Schulman’s AIDS Narratives.” Pacific Coast Philology 39 (2004): 52-68.


Frank Chin. Boise: Boise State University Western Writers Series, 2002.


“A Minor Incision: Transdisciplinarity and the Discourses of Marginality.” Janus Head. (Winter 2001):



 “‘Punk’ After the Pistols: Alternative Music, Economics and Politics in the 1980s and 1990s.” Popular Music and Society 24.1 (2000): 87-109.


“Frank Chin Is Not a Part of This Class!: Thinking at the Limits of Asian American Literature.” Jouvert 4.3 (May 2000): unpaginated article (39 paragraphs).





“Going Nukeyuler: The Next Devastation of Critical Vision.” What Is Postmodernism? Ed. David Keller and Brian Birch. Orem: Utah Valley State College, 2003. 135-43.





“‘Hey World!’: The Political Rage of John Rechy’s Sexual Outlawry.” Under review


“Web 2.0 Pedagogies and the Politics of (Academic) Authority.” Under review





“Renegotiating the Asian American Gender Divide in Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone.” PAMLA, 2009.


“Fostering Intellectual Work through Falsification Experiences.”  CCCC, 2009.


“‘Countless Seas of Suffering’: Trauma Theory and the Neo-Slave Narrative.” PAMLA, 2008.


“‘They read comicbooks—not D.H. Lawrence!’: the Lasting Significance of Rechy’s City of Night.” CCCC, 2007.


“Dreaming and Historical Literacy: Transforming Asian American Identity in Frank Chin’s Donald Duk.” PAMLA, 2006, and College English Association, 2006.


“Between Science, the Occult, and the Truth: the Rhetoric of Vision in Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those

Extraordinary Twins.” PAMLA, 2004.


“3 Hands: Ishmael Reed’s Old West Mastermix.” Narrative International, 2003.


“Twenty-Five Years of ‘Angry Ethnic Writing’: Frank Chin and Ishmael Reed, Realism and the Avant-Garde.” MLA, 2002.


“AIDS, Pain, Cultural Memory.” PAMLA, 2002.


“The Trauma of Humor/The Humor of Trauma.” Rocky Mountain MLA, 2002.


Yellow Back Radio Broke Down as Old West Mastermix.” American Literature Association, 2002.


 “The Rhetoric of Vision in Pudd’nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins.” Theorems of Power. New York University, 2002.


“AIDS and/as Holocaust.” The Holocaust and Critical Theory. Purdue University, 2001.


“The Post-Disciplinary Impact on Marginal Discourses.” Rethinking the Human Sciences. George Washington University, 2000.


“Frank Chin Is Not a Part of This Class!” MELUS, 1999.


“Invincible is Over.” Narrative International, 1998.


“Sarah Schulman’s Rat Bohemia.” Twentieth Century Literature Conference, 1998.


“The Wound of History and the Call to Closure.” Don DeLillo: At the Edges of Perception. Rutgers University, 1998.


“The History of Autobiography: Midnight’s Children and Tristram Shandy.” Twentieth Century Literature Conference, 1997.


Empathy and the Therapy of Freud’s Legacy.” Unruly Women’s Conference. Purdue University, 1997.





Film Interview with Jack Curran, Raum Palacios, and Scott Pelkey. July, 2003. 924 Gilman Street: Let’s Talk About Tact and Timing. Dir. Jack Curran. Alternative Tentacles Records, 2008.


Film Interview with Bonnie Kyburz. September, 2004. Telling the Story of the 1984+20 Project. Dir. Bonnie Kyburz, 2005.


Film Interview with Curtis Choy. May, 2002. What’s Wrong With Frank Chin? Dir. Curtis Choy, 2005.





First Year Composition, Writing Program Administration, Contemporary Critical Theory, Feminisms, LGBT/Queer Literature and Theory, Continental Philosophy, Avant-Gardism, Contemporary American Literature, African American and Asian American Literatures, History and Theory of the Novel, Eighteenth-Century European Literature and Intellectual History.