Chris Field

Chris Field headshot Associate Professor 
Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy

PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
MA, University of Dayton
BA, University of Cincinnati 


Chris Field is originally from Dayton, Ohio, but he comes to TSU by way of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where he studied for his PhD. He has taught a variety of literature and composition classes examining themes as diverse as traumatic representations in literature, rhetoric in sports, and American popular culture. When he is not hard at work researching or teaching, he enjoys watching the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds, and he considers himself a “huge comic book nerd.”

Selected Publications

The Punk Aesthetic in Comics. Co-edited with Keegan Lannon, Michael MacBride, and Christopher Douglas. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, forthcoming.

“One Man Artistic Corps: The Punk Influences in Jack Kirby’s OMAC.” The Punk Aesthetic in Comics. Eds. Christopher B. Field, Keegan Lannon, Michael MacBride, and Christopher Douglas. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, forthcoming.

“Review of Archipelago: A Novel, by Monique Roffey,” Rocky Mountain Review, forthcoming.

“‘He was a living breathing human being’: Harvey Kurtzman’s War Comics and the ‘Yellow Peril’”. Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946 – 1962: Essays on the Graphic Treatment of Communism, the Code, and Social Concerns. Eds. Chris York and Rafiel York. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. 45 – 54.

Selected Presentations

“Using Narratives in First-Year Composition to Allow Students to Confront the Traumatic.” National Council of Teachers of English Conference. Washington D.C., November 2014.

“I Saw You” Too: The “Cyberus” in Julia Wertz’s I Saw You: Comics Inspired by Real-Life Missed Connections.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference. Boise, Idaho, October 2014.

“Access to a Brighter Future for At-risk Students: Drawbacks to SIUC's 101 Revision Policy.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, Indiana, March 2014.

“One Man Artistic Corps: The Punk Influences in Jack Kirby’s OMAC.” Comic Arts Conference as part of the San Diego Comic-Con International. San Diego, California, July 2013.

“The Authority of the Belt.” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference. St. Louis, Missouri, April 2010.

“‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young…’: The Autobiographical in Comics.” Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2008.

“‘We Demand New Heroes’: The Supervillain as Anti-hero.” Comic Arts Conference as part of the San Diego Comic-Con International. San Diego, California, July 2008.

Classes Taught at TSU

ENGL 1010 and ENGL 2110