Bill Savage


Associate Professor of Instruction
WCAS Advisor

1908 Sheridan Road
Telephone: (847) 491-8916
Fax: (847) 467-1545

Bill Savage (Ph.D. Northwestern) teaches and conducts research in several areas: hermeneutics, especially in relation to material aspects of literary culture, from bookselling practices to book covers and how they communicate literary values; 20th Century American fiction, especially novels of the Lost and Beat Generations; popular culture, especially baseball, animation and sequential art; Chicago writers, especially Nelson Algren; and narratology. Savage co-edited the 50th Anniversary Critical Edition of Algren's The Man with the Golden Arm and the Newly Annotated Edition of Chicago: City on the Make, and has written several essays about Algren for both mainstream and scholarly publications. He is a Series Editor for Chicago Visions + Revisions, a series of nonfiction books about Chicago from the University of Chicago Press. He also co-edited and annotated, with Paul Durica, Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker's Guide to the Paris of America (forthcoming, NU Press, 2013), a guide to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

Savage won the 2004-2005 Distinguished Teaching Award from Northwestern's School for Continuing Studies, and has been named to the Associated Student Government Faculty Honor Roll from 2001-2004; in 2006, he was awarded the James Friend Memorial Award in Literary Criticism from the Society of Midland Authors for his book reviews published in the Chicago Tribune.

A Chicago native, he lives in Rogers Park.

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