Anthony Dyer Hoefer

Portrait of Assistant Dean Hoefer
Titles and Organizations

Assistant Dean, Honors College

Associate Professor, English

Contact Information

Email: Phone: 703.993.2918 Mail Stop: 1F4 Campus: Fairfax Office: Buchanan Hall D205A


Anthony Dyer Hoefer currently serves as the Assistant Dean of the Honors College. Among other HNRS courses, he often teaches experiential learning courses, like the Honors College Connects section of HNRS 261 and the Industry Challenges section of HNRS 361. He also advises Honors College students pursuing degrees in Business and Economics. 

In addition, Dr. Hoefer is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, where he teaches courses on modern and contemporary US literature. His research is in the field U.S. southern studies, but his published work engages graphic novels, detective fiction, Hurricane Katrina, and The Big Lebowski. He is the author of Apocalypse South: Judgment, Cataclysm, and Resistance in the Regional Imaginary (The Ohio State University Press, 2012). 


PhD, English, Louisiana State University, 2008
MA, American Studies, University of Alabama, 2003
BA, Government and English, Wofford College, 2000


Authored books
Apocalypse South: Judgment, Cataclysm, and Resistance in the Regional Imaginary. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2012.

Chapters in edited collections
“A Revision of the Record: The Demands of Reading Josh Neufeld’s A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.” Comics and the American South, Brannon Costello and Qiana Whitted, editors. University Press of Mississippi. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2012.

Refereed journals
“Violence, Spectacular and Slow: Murder, Ecology, and Genre in Biguenet’s Oyster and Rash’s One Foot in Eden.” Mississippi Quarterly. Forthcoming.

“Quarantining Blackness, Writing Whiteness: The Literary and Memorial Geographies of Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina.” South Atlantic Review. 82.2 (2017): 36-58.

“‘They’re Trying to Wash Us Away’: Revisiting Faulkner’s If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem [The Wild Palms] and Wright’s ‘Down by the Riverside’ After the Flood.” Mississippi Quarterly. 63.3-4 (2010): 537-554.

“‘The Slaves That They Are’ and the Slaves That They Might Become: Bondage and Liberty in Simms’ The Yemassee.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. 34.3-4 (2009): 115-132.

“‘Like Tumbleweeds Blowing Across a Vacant Lot’: Landscape, Myth, and Subjectivity in Chandler’s The Big Sleep and the Coen Brothers’ The Big Lebowski.” CLUES: A Journal of Detection. 26:3 (2008): 42-55

“The McDonaldization of Macbeth: Shakespeare and Pop Culture in Scotland, PA.” Literature/Film Quarterly. 34:2 (2006): 154-160

Invited non-refereed publications
“A Qualitative Consideration of Current Quantitative Souths.” Society for the Study of Southern Literature Newsletter. 49:1 (2015). Web.