Cornel  Bonca

Contact Information

cbonca@fullerton.edu
Voice: 657-278-2451
Dept: 657-278-3163

Cornel  Bonca

Professor

Biography

I got my B.A. at Claremont McKenna College in Philosophy and Psychology, then an M.A. and Ph.D in English at U.C.L.A, concentrating on the contemporary American novel. For more than twenty years, I’ve taught American literature, the modern, contemporary and postmodern novel, and fiction writing at CSUF. I’ve published fiction, literary criticism, essays, reviews, and literary journalism in places like Salon, The New York Observer, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Modern Fiction Studies, College Literature, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Pacific Coast Philology, Saul Bellow Review, Killing the Buddha, The American Book Review, Jacaranda, and Golden Handcuffs. From 1996 till 2007 I was Books Editor at OC Weekly. My book Paul Simon: An American Tune, recently came out from Rowman & Littlefield, and I’m currently shopping a novel.

Degrees

1991, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

1989, M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

1979, B.A., Claremont McKenna College

Research Areas

Modern and Contemporary American Novel, Fiction Writing, Modern Critical Theory, Postmodernism, American Literature, the 1960s

Courses Regularly Taught

Modern and Contemporary American Novel, Fiction Writing, Modern Critical Theory, Postmodernism, American Literature, the 1960s

Publications

“How (and How Not) To Write About 9/11.” Modern Language Studies 41.1 (Summer 2011) 132-40.

“Being, Time, and Death in DeLillo’s The Body Artist.” Pacific Coast Philology 37 (2002) 58-68.

“DeLillo’s White Noise: The Natural Language of the Species.”  College Literature23:2 (June 1996), 25-44. Reprinted in White Noise: The Viking Critical Edition, ed. Mark O’Steen. Viking/Penguin, 1999.  456-479.

“Citygirl,” (fiction), Hibbleton Independent 1 (Spring 2009), 16-39.

“Screaming Our Secrets.” A feature story on The Airborne Toxic Event. Las Vegas Citylife (June 6, 2011), 16-17.

“Seven False Starts About The Death of David Foster Wallace,” The District Weekly(November19, 2008) 8-10. Reprinted in LA Citybeat (December 4 2008), 4-7.

Office Hours

TuTh 8:30AM-10AM

Current Course Schedule

ENG 200-01: TuTh 11:30AM / UH-339

ENGL 306-01 Tu 4PM / UH-203

ENGL 462-01 TuTh 10AM / H-511