Scott S. Derrick

Professor Derrick is the author of Monumental Anxieties: Feminine Influence and Homoerotic Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature (Rutgers University Press, 1997) and has published articles on James, Hawthorne, and Upton Sinclair. He recently has completed an essay focusing on the implications of The Big Lebowski’s representation of masculinity and currently is at work on a series of essays on the interrelated problems of suicide, ecology, individualism, gun culture, and happiness in US culture.