Peter Yacavone

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Yacavone (Assistant Professor) has advanced degrees from Oxford University and University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He received his Ph.D. from University of Warwick in 2014. He has taught full-time at Soochow University, Shanghai International Studies University, and (currently) XJTLU. He has published articles on American writers such as Melville and Emerson as well as on movies, cinema, and popular culture, notably American Westerns and Japanese popular cinema. His book, Negative, Nonsensical and Non-Conformist, is available for free here:

Research interests

American Literature; Drama; Cinema; literary theory and film theory; Classics; Japanese


Associate Professor, Shanghai International Studies University 2019-2023

Assoc. Prof., Soochow University, 2014-2017


LIT 201 Literature of the Enlightenment

Awards and honours

Sir John Rhys Prize, 2002

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. University of Warwick, 2014

M.A. Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst 2010

M.Phil. Oxford University, 2003

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