Alumni Authors

As a celebration of our alumni, each month we will highlight a new book written by one of Oxford's North American-based alumni.
For October 2019, our author is George Butte, New College (1968). 

Dr. George Butte is a professor of English at Colorado College, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college whose mission is to encourage its students to develop the best critical thinking skills for active citizenship and active lives. He teaches courses in theory of narrative and film studies, with particular emphasis on the English novel, 1700-1900, introduction to film studies, American film comedy, Hitchcock, and the department’s introductory course on literary theory. In the English department he has served as department chair, associate chair, search committee chair, and hasworked at different times on about everything else that needs to be done.  In the college he has served on the all-faculty governing board, acted as faculty secretary, chaired Minority Concerns, and mentored Rhodes Scholarship applicants. Hisscholarly career has focused recently on a phenomenological approach to narrative theory in film and fiction, especially in his book I Know That You Know That I Know: Narrating Subjects from “Moll Flanders” to “Marnie” (Ohio State University Press, 2004).  He has extended hisnotion of “deep intersubjectivity” (drawn from the work of Merleau-Ponty) in his new book, Suture and Narrative: Deep Intersubjectivity in Fiction and Film (Ohio State University Press, 2017).  The subjects include Henry James’ novels and films made from them, “The Silence of the Lambs,” Peter Pan from Barrie to P.J. Hogan, “Raising Arizona” and Jeanette Winterson. His professional work outside the College includes reviewing scholarly book manuscripts, serving a term on a Fulbright review committee, and serving on the District XIII selection committee for the Rhodes Scholarships. An outline of his institutional affiliations:  B.A., University of Arizona; B.Phil., Oxford University (Rhodes Scholarship); Ph.D., Johns Hopkins (Woodrow Wilson Fellow).  He was a Woodrow Wilson Intern at a historically black institution, Bishop College, in Dallas, before coming to Colorado College in 1974.

You can purchase Suture and Narrative: Deep Intersubjectivity in Fiction and Film here.


Are you an alumni author?

If you have written a book which was published within the last three years, or is due to be released soon, please email us the following information.

Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to purchase the book online

We thank you for sharing your books with us, and will let you know if you are selected for a feature in the coming months.

To look back at previous Alumni Authors, please visit the pages below:  

Alumni Author September 2019

Alumni Author August 2019

Alumni Author July 2019

Alumni Author June 2019

Alumni Author May 2019

Alumni Author April 2019 

Alumni Author March 2019

Alumni Author February 2019

The North American Office team