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Michael Hart

Michael Hart

English Graduate Assistant

McCourtney Family Distinguished Graduate Fellow

Humanities Institute Summer Fellow, 2018

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 in English Literature and Language whose scholarship focuses on modernism, and especially its shifting ontologies in contemporary criticism, philosophy, and art. My dissertation project, "Up the Academy," explores the academic formalization of English literary studies within the university and the non-academic reading programs that emerged in response. I've published in Adaptation, and I have pieces forthcoming in the Journal of Modern Literature 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, rhetoric and composition, and writing in the social sciences. I previously served as Head Research Assistant for the Hemingway Letters Project .