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Eric Haralson

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Columbia University 
Anglo-American modernism, Henry James, American poetry, contemporary World Literature
Humanities 1108 

  • Biography


    Eric Haralson holds the position of Endowed Professor in Global Citizenship, an appointment supported by the Empowerment Charitable Trust.

    He studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Columbia University, specializing in American literature. His book  Henry James and Queer Modernity (Cambridge) explores dissident sexual politics in the writings of James, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. He served as the editor of an award-winning reference volume on American poetry (with the late John Hollander); of a reference work encompassing James’s formidable body of writing (with Kendall Johnson); of an essay collection engaging the Middle Generation poets, notably Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, and John Berryman; and of the  Oxford Historical Guide to Henry James (with John Carlos Rowe). He has published extensively on the emergence and cultural resonances of Anglo-American modernism, while serving on the editorial boards of such prominent journals as Conradiana, Twentieth-Century Literature, and  American Literary History  .

    Recently, Professor Haralson has had the pleasure of directing a multi-year project, “Global Citizenship and World Literature,” made possible by generous funding from the Empowerment Charitable Trust. This valuable enterprise is well represented at the website  

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