Chad Luck

Chad Luck 
Name: Chad Luck
Title: Associate Professor
Office: UH 301.43
Phone: (909) 537-3855
Education: Ph.D., Indiana University, 2008
M.A., Indiana University, 2001
B.A., University of Washington, 1994
Research and Teaching Interests: 18th- and 19th-Century American Literature and Culture;
Literature and Philosophy; Critical Theory;
Phenomenology and Phenomenological Criticism;
Law and Literature; Property Theory



- The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession. Fordham UP, 2014.


- “George Lippard and the Rise of the Urban Gothic.” A Companion to American Gothic, ed. Charles Crow. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

- “Re-Walking the Purchase: Edgar Huntly, David Hume, and the Origins of Ownership.” Early American Literature 44.2 (2009): 271-306.

- “The Epistemology of the Wonder-Closet: Melville, Moby-Dick, and the Marvelous.” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies 9.1 (2007): 3-23.

- “A Liberal Inheritance: Biology, Property, and the Limits of the Possessive Individual in Stoddard’s The Morgesons.” The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 40.1 (2007): 37-48.
Specialization(s): 18th- and 19th-Century American Literature and Culture
Courses/Teaching: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century American Literature,
American Gothic, Critical Theory, Contemporary Fiction,
Writing and Analysis of Fiction, and Expository Writing.