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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Lisa Fluet

english department


Assistant Professor

B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1996                     
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2003

Carney Hall 460
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3718
Fax: 617-552-4220

Academic Profile

Professor Fluet specializes in twentieth-century British and Anglophone literatures, British modernism, pulp fiction, film, and cultural studies. Her special interests include the contemporary novel in English, class studies, gender and narrative theory. She is completing a book on the relations between professional life and literary characters in the twentieth century, and beginning a project on international human rights and literary modernism.


  • EN133.02 - Narrative Interpretation
  • EN333.01 - British Modernism
  • EN421.01 - Charlotte Bronte and the 20th Century Novel
  • EN704.01 - Human Rights and the 20th Century Novel

Publications (selected)

  • Vast Expertise: The New Class Character in the Twentieth Century
    (Routledge, forthcoming)
  • “Hit Man Modernism,” in Bad Modernisms, ed. Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz (Duke University Press, Spring 2006).
  • “Modernism and Disciplinary History: On H. G. Wells and T. S. Eliot,” Twentieth-Century Literature (Fall, 2004): 283-316.
  • “H. G. Wells, Disciplinarity and Cultural Studies,” Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender and Culture (Summer 2004): 31-59.
  • “How to Love Enlightenment,” The Minnesota Review 58-60 (Fall 2003): 291-301.
  • “The Self-Loathing Class: Williams, Ishiguro and Barbara Ehrenreich on Service” in Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism 4 (Spring 2003): 100-130.