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Michael Hart

Michael Hart

English Graduate Assistant

McCourtney Family Distinguished Graduate Fellow

201 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • I am not teaching during the Spring 2018 semester.


  1. PhD English, Penn State University, anticipated 2019
  2. MA English, Penn State University, 2015
  3. BA English (with Honors), Rice University, 2010
  4. BA Mathematical Economic Analysis (with Honors), Rice University, 2010

Professional Bio

I'm a PhD candidate whose dissertation project, "Up the Academy," focuses on the formalization of English literary studies during the early twentieth century and its relation to reading programs developed outside the space of the university. I've published in Adaptation, and I have pieces forthcoming in jml and the Hemingway Review. Most recently I taught a course titled "Sports, Ethics, Literature" and in the past I've taught courses on post-45 American fiction as well as on rhetoric and composition. I previously served as Head Research Assistant for the Hemingway Letters Project .