Steve Carter teaches classes on twentieth-century American literature and critical theory. His current book project, "Designs of War: Military Thought and Social Form in Modern American Culture," examines the function of military thought in American culture between the Civil War and the long 1960s; case studies treat the work of Henry Adams, Dashiell Hammett, and William Burroughs. His writing has been published in New England Quarterly, and further essays are forthcoming in Criticism and boundary 2. Dr. Carter also maintains an interest in 1960s utopian thought, in particular the work of Norman O. Brown.
Ph.D. University of California at Santa Cruz; B.A. Brown University