Wyatt Bonikowski, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of English

Phone: 617-573-6898
Fax: 617-305-1744
Email: wbonikowski@suffolk.edu
Office: 8054, 8th Floor, 73 Tremont


  • PhD, Cornell University
  • MA, Cornell University
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

  • Twentieth century British literature
  • Modernism
  • Literature and war
  • Literary theory
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Trauma studies
  • Fiction writing


Shell Shock and the Modernist Imagination: The Death Drive in Post-World War I British Fiction. Ashgate Press, 2013.

"Only One Antagonist: The Demon Lover and the Feminine Experience in the Work of Shirley Jackson" (forthcoming in Gothic Studies 15.2, 2013).

"Review of Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns" by Rob Hawkes (forthcoming in Modernism/modernity 20.3, 2013).

"Review of Clandestine Encounters: Philosophy in the Narratives of Maurice Blanchot", ed. Kevin Hart. Modern Philology 111.2, 2013.

“The Return of the Soldier Brings Death Home.” Modern Fiction Studies 51 (2005): 513-35.

“Writing the Face of the Other: Image, Text, and Ethics in Lacan, Levinas, and Rilke.” (a): a journal of culture and the unconscious 4.2 (2004): 41-57.

Short fiction has appeared in Action, Yes, Denver Quarterly, Elimae, Fairy Tale Review: The Grey Issue, First Intensity, Hobart (web), LIT, SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, Word Riot, and other journals.

Courses Taught

ENG 101 - Freshman English I
ENG 102 - Freshman English II
ENG 214 - British Literature II
ENG 301 - Gateway Seminar for English Majors
ENG 370 - Fiction Workshop I
ENG 376 - Contemporary British Fiction
ENG 407 - Literary Theory
ENG 425 - British Writers of the 1920s
ENG 425 - 20th Century Female Gothic
ENG 470 - Fiction Workshop II
ENG H521 - Honors Seminar: Psychoanalysis and Literature
SF 182: Heroes, Antiheroes, and Outsiders: Reading Graphic Novels