Scott Derrick

Professor Derrick received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at George Mason University from 1987 to 1990 and has been teaching at Rice since the 1990-91 academic year.

He is currently at work on a series of essays concerning the problem of suicide or self-ending in U.S. culture, with an interest in how it informs an array of cultural issues, including adventure, self-sacrifice, gun rights, health discourses, the pursuit of happiness, and individualism.


20th-21st C. U.S. Literature

19th C. U.S. Literature

Gender & Sexuality

Literary Theory

Visual Culture & Comparative Media

Narrative and The Novel

Academic History:

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania