213 Morgan Hall

Associate Professor David Deutsch earned his Ph.D. at the Ohio State University in 2011, having previously earned his M. A. and B. A. from the University of Georgia.  He joined the Department of English at the University of Alabama in 2011.  His research has been supported by an Institute of Historical Research Mellon Fellowship.  As part of a new project on post-WWII queer American fiction he has finished a monograph for USC Press' Understanding series (forthcoming Dec., 2018) and he has begun work on a third book tentatively titled "Bad Beatitudes: Queer Angels in Post-WWII American Fiction and Culture."  His previous work has been on British literature of the early twentieth century.  Recently, he finished a two year role as the director for the UA in Oxford study abroad program.


British Literature and Classical Music: Cultural Contexts, 1870-1945. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.  Paperback edition, 2017.

Articles and Essays

“Jim Grimsley’s Boulevard and Queer New Orleans Flâneuries.” LIT 28.4 (Fall 2017): 296-316.

"Robust Bodies and Social Souls: Reassessing Ronald Firbank’s Effeminate Queer Men." Studies in the Novel 47.4 (2015): 469-90.

"Virginia Woolf, Katharine Burdekin, and Britain's Cosmopolitan Musical Culture." Virginia Woolf Writing the World. Eds. Pamela L. Caughie and Diana L. Swanson.  Clemson University Press, 2015.

"To 'Ennoble and Fortify': Pater's Oxonian Musical Ideal." The Pater Newsletter 65 (2015): 5-25.

"Art and Imperfection: Zola's L'O​euvre." AJFS 52.1 (2015): 73-86.

"The Pianola in Early Twentieth-Century British Literature: 'Really it is a wonderful machine.'" ELT 58.1 ( 2015): 73-90.

"Introduction to Beverley Nichols' Crazy Pavements." Crazy Pavements. Kansas City: Valancourt Books, 2013. v-x. 

"Reconnecting Music to Howards End." LIT 21.3 (2010): 163-86.


“Early Modernist Travel Writing and Travel Fiction.”  English Literature in Transition 59.3 (2016): 413-17. (Review of Robert Burden’s Travel, Modernism and Modernity).