Wyatt Bonikowski, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of English

Phone: 617-573-8271
Fax: 617-305-1744
Email: wbonikowski@suffolk.edu 
Office: Fenton Building, Rm. 330B


  • PhD, Cornell University
  • MA, Cornell University
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests 

  • Twentieth century British literature
  • Modernism
  • Literature and war
  • Literary theory
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Trauma studies
  • Fiction writing


Shell Shock and the Modernist Imagination: The Death Drive in Post-World War I British Fiction (forthcoming).

“The Return of the Soldier Brings Death Home.” Modern Fiction Studies 51 (2005): 513-35.

“Writing the Face of the Other: Image, Text, and Ethics in Lacan, Levinas, and Rilke.” (a): a journal of culture and the unconscious 4.2 (2004): 41-57.

Short fiction has appeared in Action, Yes, Denver Quarterly, Elimae, Fairy Tale Review: The Grey Issue, First Intensity, LIT, SmokeLong Quarterly, Word Riot, and other journals.

Courses Taught

ENG 101 - Freshman English I
ENG 102 - Freshman English II
ENG 214 - British Literature II
ENG 301 - Gateway Seminar for English Majors
ENG 370 - Fiction Workshop I
ENG 376 - Contemporary British Fiction
ENG 407 - Literary Theory (Spring 2009)
ENG 425 - British Writers of the 1920s
ENG 425 - War and Trauma in Literature from World War I to the Present
ENG 470 - Fiction Workshop II
ENG H521 - Honors Seminar: Psychoanalysis and Literature