Peter Antelyes Associate Professor of English and Director of Teaching Development
Primary areas of interest: American literature, Jewish studies, film, comics, music, and other forms of popular culture. Mr. Antelyes received his undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College (1974) and his PhD in English from Columbia University (1986). He has written on the literature of the West (Adventurous Enterprise: Washington Irving and the Poetics of Western Expansion), Jewish and African-American singers, Jewish women in vaudeville, Irish-American popular song, and Jewish Indians, among other topics.
- BA, Sarah Lawrence College; MA, PhD, Columbia University
- At Vassar since 1984
Research and Academic Interests
- ENGL/MEDS 281. The Comics Course
In the Media
The Comics Course
Exploring a range of comic forms—from 19th-century drawings by artistic pioneers to today’s engaging graphic novels and web comics—Associate Professor of English Peter Antelyes surveys the history of comic art and even encourages students to try their hand.
Vassar Quarterly, Spring/Summer 2015