Paul Fortunato, PhDAssociate Professor of English at the University of Houston Downtown, where he teaches a wide variety of literature and composition courses. His specialties include Nineteenth Century British literature and drama, as well as aesthetic theory and postsecular theory. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His publications include Modernist Aesthetics and Consumer Culture in the Writings of Oscar Wilde (Routledge, 2007), as well as articles on other literary works, and on interfaith dialogue.