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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:

  • FALL 2017: Monday, 12:30pm–2:30pm; Thursday, 12:30pm–1:30pm; and by appointment


  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

Michael Hart is 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. He has published in Adaptation, and has pieces forthcoming in jml and the Hemingway Review. Michael is currently teaching a course titled "Sports, Ethics, Literature" and in the past has taught courses on post-45 American fiction as well as rhetoric and composition. He previously served as Head Research assistant for the Hemingway Letters Project .