Department of English

Shelton Waldrep, Chair

Distinguished Professor of English
Shelton Waldrep

Office Location

325 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2022

T/Th 1:00-2:30 pm and by appointment or zoom



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., English, Duke University, 1995
  • M.A., English, Duke University, 1991
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Alabama, 1987
  • B.A., English and Art History, University of Alabama, 1982


Shelton Waldrep teaches classes on Victorian literature, popular culture, film, and critical theory. He is the author of Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie, The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body and The Aesthetics of Self-Invention: Oscar Wilde to David Bowie; the co- author of Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World; and the editor of The Seventies: The Age of Glitter in Popular Culture. His latest book is entitled The Space of Sex: The Porn Aesthetic in Contemporary Film and Television.  He has published articles, interviews, and poetry in numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers worldwide and has been awarded the Trustee Professorship, the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship (twice), and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award. He is the recipient of a Center for Collaboration and Development Grant and a Faculty Senate Research Grant, among others. His current book project is on images of the body in twenty-first century film and television.

For more details, please see the Curriculum Vitae linked on this page; for a longer biography, please go to his author’s site at,, or Amazon.Fr.


Research Interests

19th-century British literature and culture, critical theory, aesthetics, and cultural studies