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Michael Hart, (he/him/his)

Michael Hart (he/him/his)

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, 2019 - present

McCourtney Family Distinguished Graduate Fellow, 2013-2019

27 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2021: Zoom by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. PhD, English, Penn State University, 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

My scholarship focuses on the formalization of academic fields. My current book project, The Glass Canon, provides a detailed historiography of the progressive literary practices developed at Cambridge during the Great War. An excerpt from my first chapter can be found here 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 the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, 1980-2020 entitled "Illness and Disability Narratives."

I am currently teaching a course on the Literature of Fantasy. In the past, I have designed and taught the following courses: "Inequality: Economics, Philosophy, and Literature," "Work and Literature," "Sports, Ethics, Literature," and "Post-45 American Fiction." Likewise, I have taught in Penn State's Program in Writing and Rhetoric, including "Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition," "Writing in the Social Sciences," "Technical Communication," and "Business Writing." Lastly, I have an interest in teaching beyond the proverbial hedges. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, I was teaching a class on Creative Writing at the Centre County Correctional Facility as part of Penn State's Restorative Justice Initiative.

I also work as a Research Assistant for the Hemingway Letters Project.

I was a Penn State Humanities Institute 2018 Summer Fellow and the Welch/Nagle Family Fellow in the Penn State College of Liberal Arts for the Fall of 2018.