English Faculty -- Christopher Loar

Christopher F. Loar
Associate Professor

Contact Information

Phone:  360-650-3761
Office: Humanities 361
Email:  Christopher.Loar@wwu.edu


PhD., English, UCLA
BA, History, University of Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests

Eighteenth-century British and American literature
Literature and science
Literature and medicine
Critical theory
Literature and political theory

Selected Publications

Political Magic: Technology and Sovereign Violence in British Fiction, 1650-1750New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.
Peer-reviewed articles:
“Soldiers of Feeling: Masculinity and Patriotism in Innes Munro’s Military Memoirs.” Genders. 56 (Fall 2012). http://www.genders.org/g56/g56_loar.html
“The Exceptional Eliza Haywood: Women and Extralegality in Eovaai.” Eighteenth-Century Studies. 45.4 (Summer 2012): 565-84. http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/eighteenth-century_studies/v045/45.4.loar.html
“How to Say Things with Guns: Military Technology and the Politics of Robinson Crusoe.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 19.1&2 (Fall 2006): 1-20. http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/eighteenth_century_fiction/v019/19.1loar.html
“Nostalgic Correspondence and James Boswell’s Scottish Malady.” Studies in English Literature 44.3 (Summer 2004): 595-615. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/studies_in_english_literature/v044/44.3loar.html

Personal Website: https://wp.wwu.edu/christopherloar/