Anglo-American modernism, Henry James, American poetry, contemporary World Literature
Eric Haralson received his PhD from Columbia University, specializing in 19th-century American literature. His book Henry James and Queer Modernity (Cambridge UP) explored the gender and sexual politics at play in the lives and writings of James, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. He has served as editor or co-editor of an authoritative reference companion to American poetry, another volume covering James’s biography and major works, an essay collection taking up the Middle Generation poets, and most recently a Historical Guide to Henry James (Oxford UP). He has published extensively on Anglo-American modernism, and served on the editorial boards of American Literary History, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Conradiana. His current preoccupations include Gertrude Stein and modernist autobiography, and contemporary World Literature, especially recent works by Chinese novelists. Professor Haralson has offered major author courses on diverse figures—Conrad, Cather, Hemingway, Faulkner and Fitzgerald—as well as classes on modernist poetry and short fiction from around the globe. He has also served for five years as Director of Stony Brook’s Living Learning Center in gender and sexuality studies.
Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350 - Undergraduate: 631 632-7400 | Graduate: 631 632-7373