• Office Hours:

    MWF 9-9:45; M 3-3:45
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor
  • Department:

    • English and University Composition Program
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. English, University of Iowa
    • B.A. English, St. Olaf College


Mark Bresnan arrived at Colorado State in Fall 2018 and teaches composition and American literature. He previously taught in Maryland, Minnesota, and New York City. Professor Bresnan has a Ph.D. in contemporary American literature from the University of Iowa and has published articles and essays on work by Philip Roth, David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, and Ben Fountain. He lives in Boulder County with his wife and daughter.


Recent Publications

“Archive Anxiety in Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic City.” Literature Interpretation Theory. Special Issue: “Literature and/as Archive.” Eds. Pieter Vermeulen and Tom Chadwick. 31:1 (Winter 2020): 8-24.

"Considering Composition: Teaching David Foster Wallace in the First-Year Writing Classroom." Approaches to Teaching The Works of David Foster Wallace. Modern Language Association, 2019: 68-74.

“‘Try to Stay Awake’: David Foster Wallace, the Political Media, and John McCain.” The David Foster Wallace Society Blog. September 5, 2018.

“At once distant and very close: The Millions Interviews Bill McKibben.” The Millions. October 17, 2017.

“America First: Reading Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America in the Age of Trump.” Los Angeles Review of Books. September 11, 2016.