Robert Bennett

Associate Professor


Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Postmodern Culture, Urban Studies and American Studies

Office: Wilson 2-270
Phone: 406-994-5195

Office Hours: M W F 1:00-1:50

After completing my Ph.D. at the University of California at Santa Barbara, I began teaching at MSU. My current research explores the changing spaces and cultures of the New American West, cultural movements of the 1950s and 1960s, and interdisciplinary relationships between literature and popular music.

Selected Recent Publications

“Tract Homes on the Range: The Suburbanization of the American West.” Western American Literature 46.3 (2011): 281-301.

“The Death of Sisyphus: Existentialist Literature and the Cultural Logic of Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club.” Stirrings Still: The International Journal of Existential Literature 2.2 (2005): 70-89.

“Teaching the Beat Generation to Generation X.” The Beat Generation: Critical Essays. Ed. Kostas Myrsiades. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. 1-20.


Deconstructing Brad Pitt

Tract Homes on the Range: The Suburbanization of the American West

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