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Michael Hart

Michael Hart

McCourtney Family Distinguished Graduate Fellow, 2013-2019

Humanities Institute Summer Fellow, 2018

Welch/Nagle Family Fellow, Fall 2018

201 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2019: Not teaching. Email to arrange a meeting.

Curriculum Vitae

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  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. My scholarship focuses on modernism, and especially its shifting ontologies in contemporary criticism, philosophy, and art. My dissertation, "Up the Academy," explores the academic formalization of English literary studies within the university and the non-academic reading programs that emerged in response. An excerpt from my first chapter is forthcoming in a Modernism/modernity Print Plus cluster on "Modern Institutions." I've published in Adaptation, the Hemingway Review, and the Journal of Modern Literature. I have another piece forthcoming in a Modernism/modernity Print Plus cluster on universities and the avant-garde. 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 am currently a Research Assistant for Hemingway Letters Project .