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Stephen Cox

Ph.D. (UCLA)

Professor of English Literature

Primary Office: GH 182
Primary Phone: (858) 534-2522
Secondary Office: LIT 444
Secondary Phone: Contact Department
Quarterly Office Hours

Email: sdcox@ucsd.edu
Director: Humanities Program

Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Literature; Blake; History of Liberal Ideas; The New Testament and Its Literary Influence.

Selected Publications:
Ed. Culture and Liberty: Writings of Isabel Paterson. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2015
 American Christianity: The Continuing Revolution.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.
 "The Cather Correspondence." American Literary History 26 (Summer 2014): 418-29.
 Changing and Remaining: A History of All Saints' Church, San Diego. Bloomington IN: Xlibris, 2011.
 The Big House: Image and Reality of the American Prison. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.
 Literature and the Economics of Liberty: Spontaneous Order in Culture. Co-edited, with Paul A. Cantor. Auburn: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2009.
 ";Cather's Capitalism."; Literature and the Economics of Liberty. Pp. 323-370
 "Conrad's Praxeology." Literature and the Economics of Liberty. Pp. 371-432.
 "The Biblical Icon."  Sacred History, Sacred Literature. Ed. Shawna Dolansky. Winona Lake IN: Eisenbrauns, 2008. Pp. 293-313.
 The New Testament and Literature. Chicago: Open Court, 2006.
 "Representing Isabel Paterson."  American Literary History 17 (Summer 2005): 244-58.
 The Woman and the Dynamo: Isabel Paterson and the Idea of America. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2004.
 "The Titanic and the Art of Myth." Critical  Review 15 (Summer-Fall 2003): 403-34.
 The Titanic Story. Chicago: Open Court, 1999.
 "The Devil's Reading List." Raritan 16 (1996): 97-111.
 "The Two Liberalisms" American Literary History 6 (1994): 453-466.
 Ed. The God of the Machine. By Isabel Paterson. New Brunswick, NJ:  Transaction Publishers, 1993.
 "Assumptions of Power." Reason 24 (March 1993): 34-41.
 "Theory, Experience and 'The American Religion.'" Journal  of the Evangelical Theological Society 36 (1993): 363-373.
 Love and Logic: The Evolution of Blake's Thought. Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 1992.
 "Sensibility as Argument." Sensibility in Transformation:  Creative Resistance to Sentiment from the Augustans to the Romantics.  Ed. Syndy McMillen Conger. Rutherford, N.J.: Associated University  Presses, 1990. 63-82.
 "Devices of Deconstruction." Critical Review 3 (1989):  56-76.
 "Methods and Limitations." Critical Paths: Blake and  the Argument of Method. Ed. Donald Ault et al. Durham: Duke University Press, 1987. 19-40, 331-34.
 "Literary Theory: Liberal and Otherwise."  Humane Studies  Review 5.1 (1987).
 "Adventures of 'A Little Boy Lost': Blake and the Process of Interpretation" Criticism 23 (1981): 301 316.
 ";The Stranger Within Thee" Concepts of the Self in Late  Eighteenth-Century Literature. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh  Press, 1980.
 Editor in Chief, Liberty
 Editor, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies