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Bill Savage

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Research Interests

Professor Savage teaches and conducts research in several areas of 20th and 21st Century American literature, literary criticism, and hermeneutic theory.  He currently focuses on a variety of Chicago textual traditions (in fiction, prose, nonfiction, comic books, film, and political and commercial ephemera) and the construction of American identity in the dynamic of public, semi-public, and private spaces, especially the grid of the streets and the culture of saloons before and after Prohibition.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University

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Research Output

Introduction and Annotations

Savage Jr, W. J., 2016, The Old-Time Saloon: Not Wet-Not Dry, Just History. Ade, G. (ed.). University of Chicago Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Grid helps Chicago navigate the city’s streets—and its history

Savage Jr, W. J., Jun 23 2016, In : Chicago Reader.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The View From Section 416: For Cubs and Cardinals fans, a new twist to an old rivalry

Savage Jr, W. J., Jun 21 2016, In : ESPN.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Native American Chicago.

Savage Jr, W. J., Feb 5 2015, In : Newcity.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle