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Robert Chibka

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Associate Professor

B.A., Yale University
M.F.A., University of Iowa                                      
Ph.D., Cornell University

Stokes Hall S451
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-8273
Fax: 617-552-4220
Email: chibka@bc.edu

Academic Profile

Areas of Specialization: Eighteenth Century British novel, prose fiction, and fiction-writing.

Publication (selected)

Book

  • A Slight Lapse, a novel (New York: W.W. Norton, 1990).

Articles, Short Fiction, Review

  • “Henry Fielding, Mentalist: Ins and Outs of Narration in Tom Jones,” Henry Fielding in Our Time: Papers Presented at the Tercentenary Conference, ed. J.A. Downie (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008): 81-112.

  • Sic Transit,” Epicenters 1.

  • "Muffler," Glimmer Train Stories 42 (Spring, 2002): 136-51, 188.

  • "Thrift," Glimmer Train Stories 31 (Summer, 1999): 65-111, 169.

  • "The Library of Forking Paths," Representations 56 (Fall, 1996): 106-22.

  • "The Hobby-Horse's Epitaph: Tristram Shandy, Hamlet, and the Vehicles of Memory," Eighteenth-Century Fiction 3, No. 2 (January, 1991): 125-51.

  • "Taking 'THE SERIOUS' Seriously: The Introductory Chapters of Tom Jones," The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 31, No. 1 (Spring, 1990): 23-45.

  • "'Oh! Do Not Fear a Woman's Invention': Truth, Falsehood, and Fiction in Oroonoko," Texas Studies in Literature and Language 30, No. 4 (Winter, 1988): 510-36.

  • "The Stranger Within Young's Conjectures," ELH 53, No. 3 (Fall, 1986): 541-65.

  • "Hawthorne's Tale Told Twice: A Reading of 'Wakefield,'" ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 28 (1982): 220-32.

  • "Carpet," The Yale Review 64, No. 2 (Winter, 1975): 244-48