Eric Haralson

Eric Haralson received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, specializing in 19th-century American literature. His book Henry James and Queer Modernity (Cambridge UP) explored sexual politics in major writings by James, Willa Cather, Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. He has served as editor of an authoritative reference work on American poetry (with John Hollander); a volume covering James’s biography and formidable body of writing (with Kendall Johnson); an essay collection reappraising the Middle Generation poets, especially Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, and John Berryman; and the Historical Guide to Henry James (Oxford UP, with John Carlos Rowe). He has published widely on Anglo-American modernism, and has served on the editorial boards of American Literary History, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Conradiana. Currently he is directing the multi-year project Global Citizenship and World Literature, with generous funding from the Empowerment Charitable Trust. Besides gratifying collaborations on campus, he has forged alliances with global citizenship initiatives both within the U.S. and abroad, notably including Austria, the Czech Republic, Australia, and New Zealand.