Wyatt Bonikowski, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of English

Phone: 617-573-6898
Fax: 617-305-1744
Email: wbonikowski@suffolk.edu
Office: Fenton Building, Rm. 330B


  • 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