Christopher Schaberg

Associate Professor

Christopher Schaberg, Associate Professor
Office Location
325 Bobet Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Department of English
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 50
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-3597
Fax Number
(504) 865-2294
E-mail Address


Ph.D., University of California Davis; M.A., Montana State University-Bozeman; B.A., Hillsdale College

Short Bio

Christopher Schaberg received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, where he specialized in 20th-century American literature and Critical Theory. His research interests include mobility studies (especially airports), ecology and environment, and concepts of place and space.

At Loyola, Dr. Schaberg teaches courses on contemporary literature, cultural studies, and environmental theory. He is the author of The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight (Bloomsbury, 2012), and co-editor of Deconstructing Brad Pitt (Bloomsbury, September 2014).

Dr. Schaberg is also co-editor of an essay and book series called Object Lessons, and book review editor for the New Orleans Review. He writes about his teaching & research on his blog What is Literature?, and can also be found on twitter under the handle @airplanereading.

Courses Taught

  • Writing About Texts
  • 20th-Century U.S. Fiction
  • Reading Historically II
  • Apocalypticism in Contemporary Literature & Theory
  • Interpretive Approaches
  • Reading (w/) the Digital Human
  • "Thinking Space" (A First-Year Seminar)
  • Environmental Theory
  • Literature & Environment
  • Great Figures: David Foster Wallace Seminar
  • Interpreting Airports
  • Contemporary Nonfiction

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