Jeremy De Chavez joined the University of Macau in 2018 as an Assistant Professor of English. Prior to joining UM, he held teaching appointments at De La Salle University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Queen’s University. His work has found print in journals such as Critical Arts, JMMLA, The Explicator, ANQ, Kritika Kultura, Kemanusiaan, and Food, Culture, & Society. While his research and teaching areas are primarily in Postcolonial Studies, Global Anglophone Literature, and Critical/Cultural Theory, he is committed to being a strategic generalist with wide-ranging interests across literary periods, genres, and cultural forms.
Currently, Jeremy is working on a scholarly monograph entitled Positive Affects and Postcolonial Critique (under contract with Routledge) and on compiling and annotating a research guide on “Positive Affects” and on “Aesthetic Theory” (co-authored with Asha Varadharajan, Queen’s University), which are included in the series Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory (under contract with Oxford University Press).
Jeremy received his PhD in English Literature from Queen’s University, Canada under the supervision of Asha Varadharajan.
Jeremy’s work attends to the connections between Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies, and Affect Theory. In particular, he examines the enabling and inhibiting capacities of positive affects/feelings/emotions in relation to cultural criticism, broadly and to conditions of postcoloniality, specifically.
He would be eager to supervise graduate students interested in pursuing research in the areas of Global Anglophone Literature, Postcolonial Studies, and Critical/Cultural Theory, more so if their proposed project engages Psychoanalytic and/or Affect Theory.
Courses Regularly Taught
Teaching Areas: Colonial and Postcolonial Writing, Literary Theory and Criticism, Cultural Studies, Global Anglophone Literature, World Literature in English, Literary Research
Jeremy also teaches the general education course GELH2001: “Sex and the Arts”
Member, Modern Language Association
Member, American Comparative Literature Association
Member, The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love
Consulting Editor, The Explicator Associate Editor, Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance Reviewer, Postcolonial Text Reviewer, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory Reviewer, Rupkatha Reviewer, Kritika Kultura
Plenary Speaker. “’And beyond/ Frighted the Reign of Chaos and old Night’: On the Humanities (in times of ) Crisis”. Philosophy: Beyond. Philippine Philosophical Association. University of the Philippines. Los Baños, Philippines. November 2019.
Plenary Speaker. “Dreaming of Optimistic Futures: Postcolonialism, Positive Affect, Critique”. 7th International Conference on English and American Literature. Shanghai International University, Shanghai. April 2019.
De Chavez, J. Positive Affects and Postcolonial Critique (under contract with Routledge)
Articles and Book Chapters
De Chavez, J. “Positive Affects”. Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Cultural Theory. Oxford University Press (under contract)
De Chavez, J. & Varadharajan, A. “Aesthetic Theory”. Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Cultural Theory. Oxford University Press (under contract, expected 2020)
De Chavez, J. & Pacheco, V. “Masculinity in the Age of Philippine Populism”. Masculinities and Social Change (pending revisions)
Velasco, J., De Chavez, J. & Pacheco, V. “Absurdly Witty and Wittily Absurd: Reflections on Camp in Joey Gosiengfiao’s Temptation Island (1980)”. Critical Cultural Studies (forthcoming 2020)
De Chavez, J. & Lin, C. (2020) “the faithful work of drowning.”: A Reparative Reading of Ocean Vuong’s “Telemachus”. The Explicator. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00144940.2020.1732280
De Chavez, J. & Pacheco, V. (2020) “‘…use and name and fame’: Happiness and Utility in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s ‘Merlin and Vivien’”. ANQ. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0895769X.2020.1743638
Montefrio, M., De Chavez, J. Contreras, A. & Erasga, D. (2020) “Hybridities and Awkward Constructions in Philippine Locavorism: Reframing Global-Local Dynamics Through Assemblage Thinking” Food, Culture, & Society. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15528014.2020.1713428
De Chavez, J. (2019). “Love in the Visual Field: Cinephiliac Moment, Truth-Event, Movement of Thought” JMMLA, Vol. 51, No. 1. DOI: 10.1353/mml.2018.0009
De Chavez, J. (2018). “The Political Subject is a Lover not a Fighter, or Reading Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club as a Love Story” ANQ: Articles and Notes Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0895769X.2017.1369863
Velasco, J. & De Chavez, J. (2018). “Millennial Work Ethic: A Preliminary Examination of the Work Ethic Profile of Filipino University Students”. MJSS, Vol. 9, No. 6.
Bayot, J., Bowlby, R. & De Chavez, J. (2018). “Interview”. Talking Walking: Essays in Cultural Criticism. Sussex: Sussex Academic Press.
De Chavez, J. (2017). “It’s More Fun in the Philippines: Positive Affects and the Post-Colonial Condition” Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Humanities, Vol. 24. No. 2.
De Chavez, J. (2017). “The Traditional and the Modern in Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters” The Explicator, Vol. 75, No. 2.
De Chavez, J. (2017).“On Love and Thought’s Intimate Connivance” Eidos, Vol. 26, No.1.
De Chavez, J. (2017). “The Breakdown of White Masculinity in the Period of Colonial Decline in Anthony Burgess’s Time for a Tiger” The Explicator, Vol. 75, No. 1.
De Chavez, J. & Selman, X. (2016). “Religion as False Resolution: Exploring the Religious Ideologeme in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe” ANQ, Vol. 29, No. 4.
De Chavez, J. (2016). “‘Love is….’: An Inaesthetic Inquiry on Love and Attention in Aureus Solito’s The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros.” Kritika Kultura, Vol. 27.
De Chavez, J. (2015). “It is only watching, waiting, attention”: Rethinking Love with Alain Badiou and Simone Weil”. Kemanusiaan: The Asian Journal of Humanities, Vol. 22, No. 2.
De Chavez, J. (2015). “Rereading Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving, or Why Loving Means Giving Nothing” Kritike, Vol. 9, No. 2.