Professor Hansen is currently working on a book-length study entitled The Impossible Demand of Hitchcock's Cinema.
Literary Theory, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, 20th century Literature, Film, Hitchcock, The Modernist Novel, Contemporary Fiction, Horror, Aesthetic Theory
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2001
Intro to Critical Theory
Style in the European Novel from 1850-1950
Alfred Hitchcock and the Perverse Ethics of the Suspense Film
Paranoia, Conspiracy, and Narrative in the Age of Mass Politics
British Espionage Fiction from Conrad to 007
Race, Failure, and Tragedy in Conrad and Faulkner
David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, and the Age of Perpetual Crisis
The History of the British Novel
Literature, Heroism, and the Invention of National Identity
Detective Fictions and the Pleasures of Not Knowing
Why Do We Love Horror?
The Art of Revenge, Or, The Narrative Pleasures of Retribution and Violence
The Coen Brothers and the Cinema of Absurd Realism
Intro to Film
The Cinema of Fear
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, English
Associate Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Associate Professor, Program in Jewish Culture and Society
Hansen, J. (2013). Mod Men. In L. M. E. Goodlad, L. Kaganovsky, & R. A. Rushing (Eds.), Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s (pp. 145-160). Duke University Press. https://doi.org/10.1215/9780822399063-010
Hansen, J., & Rabaté, J. M. (2012). Counterparts. In Collaborative Dubliners: Joyce in Dialogue (pp. 188-209). Syracuse University Press.
Hansen, J. (2010). The perverse affections of Ezra pound: A response to Larry Scanlon. American Literary History, 22(4), 863-866. https://doi.org/10.1093/alh/ajq048
Hansen, J. A. (2009). Terror and Irish Modernism: The Gothic Tradition from Burke to Beckett. (Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century). SUNY Press.
Hansen, J. (2008). Samuel Beckett's Catastrophe and the Theater of Pure Means. Contemporary Literature, 49(4), 660-682. https://doi.org/10.1353/cli.0.0036