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|Professor Schleifer is
George Lynn Cross Research Professor of English and Adjunct Professor
in the College of Medicine . From 1976 to 2000 he served as Editor of Genre:
Discourse and Culture; and from 1986 to 1999 he served as
co-editor of The Oklahoma Project for Discourse and Theory, a
series of books published by the University of Oklahoma Press . In 1999
he was the Director of the Annual Convention for the Society for
Literature and Science, held in Norman . Presently, he is co-editor of Mariner
DVD ROMS, a series of electronic,
interactive titles published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Professor Schleifer has written, translated, or edited nineteen books.
The most recent include Intangible Materialism: The Body,
Knowledge, and the Power of Poetry (Minnesota, 2009); Medicine
and Humanistic Understanding, a DVD-ROM (Pennsylvania, 2005),
co-authored with Jerry Vannatta, MD and Sheila Crow; Modernism and
Time: The Logic of Abundance in Literature, Science, and Culture 1880-
1930, (Cambridge, 2000); and Analogical Thinking:
Post-Enlightenment Understanding of Language, Collaboration, and
Interpretation (Michigan, 2000). He also edited (with David
Jobling and Tina Pippin) A Postmodern Bible Reader
(Blackwell, 2001) and (with Robert Con Davis) Contemporary
Literary Criticism, now in its fourth edition (Longman, 1998).
Professor Schleifer has authored more than seventy scholarly articles
literary modernism, critical theory, semiotics, science/medicine and
literature, and the cultural study of music His recent articles
include "Don Giovanni and the
Storytelling of Isak Dinesen: Mosiac Art and the Articulation of
Desire" (2009); a series of seven articles entitled "The Role of
Narrative in the Everyday Practice of Medicine: A Symposium in Seven
Parts," co-authored with Jerry Vannatta and Sheila Crow (2009); "The
Semiotics of Speculation: A. J. Greimas and the Example of Literary
Criticism" (2009); "Discourse Theory and the Teaching of Writing,"
Russian (2007); and "The Logic of Diagnosis: Peirce, Literary
and the History of Present Illness" (co-authored with Jerry Vannatta, Philosophy
Medicine 2006). In recent years, Professor Schleifer has been
invited to lecture
in Lausanne, Moscow, Salzburg, China, and Singapore . He teaches
twentieth-century literature and literary and cultural theory for
undergraduate and graduate students and courses on literature and
medicine at the Norman and OU Health Sciences Center campuses. He has
also developed a seminar for scholarly writing for graduate students,
which he offers at OU and in annual workshops in Denmark.
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