Department of English

John Muthyala

Professor of English
John Muthyala

Office Location

315 Luther Bonney, Portland

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2017

M/W 3:00-5:00 and by appointment

Phone

207-780-4780

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., English, Loyola University Chicago, 2000

Profile

John Muthyala, Professor of English, studied at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, and
did advanced graduate work at Loyola University Chicago. He has been at the University of
Southern Maine for more than a decade. He served as Chair of the English department for
four years, and was Principal Investigator of Digital Maine, a collaborative, interdisciplinary
two-year project of the Maine Economic Improvement Fund program. He is now leading a
new digital humanities Iceland Project designed to incorporate digital media in research
and teaching about the North Atlantic.

Professor Muthyala's teaching and research areas are the Digital Humanities, Globalization,
and International American Studies. His scholarship includes two books, Reworlding
America: Myth, History, and Narrative, and Dwelling in American: Dissent, Empire, and
Globalization, and articles in New Global Studies, Cultural Critique, Comparative American
Studies: an International Journal, and American Quarterly, among others. Professor
Muthyala is currently finishing a scholarly monograph on the impact of drones and
surveillance on American foreign policy, society, and culture.

Research Interests

Professor Muthyala's teaching and research areas are the Digital Humanities, Globalization, and International American Studies. His scholarship includes two books, Reworlding America: Myth, History, and Narrative, and Dwelling in American: Dissent, Empire, and Globalization, and articles in New Global Studies, Cultural Critique, Comparative American Studies: an International Journal, and American Quarterly, among others.

Professor Muthyala is currently finishing a scholarly monograph on the impact of drones and surveillance on American foreign policy, society, and culture.