Meet CSA Past President David R. Shumway

David R. Shumway is Professor of English, and Literary and Cultural Studies, and the founding Director of the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the founder and co-director of the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival. He was a founder and the first President of the Cultural Studies Association. He is the author of Rock Star: The Making of Musical Icons from Elvis to Springsteen published in 2014 by Johns Hopkins University Press. He has also written Michel Foucault (1989), Creating American Civilization: A Genealogy of American Literature as an Academic Discipline (1994), Modern Love: Romance, Intimacy, and the Marriage Crisis (2003), and John Sayles (2012). He is currently working on a book on realism across media in 20th century America.