Barry Stampfl, Ph.D

Barry Stampfl, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Office: Room 155 West Faculty
(760) 768-5534
[email protected]

Educational History, including undergraduate and graduate institutions:

  • Yale University, 1975, BA. Major in English
  • University of New Mexico, 1978, MA. English
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986, Ph.D. English

Research/scholarly interests:

I have been working for a number of years on the idea of trauma in literary studies. Specifically, I am trying to show that Charles S. Peirce’s concept of abductive inference may be a significant resource for literary trauma studies, and vice versa.

Courses taught at SDSU-IV:

Introduction to literary study, various eras of American literature, Renaissance literature, and English drama, as well as various levels of composition.