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Michael Hart

Michael Hart

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, 2019-2020

McCourtney Family Distinguished Graduate Fellow, 2013-2019

27 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2020: Mondays 12:30 - 2:30, Thursdays 11:00-12:00, and 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 modernism, especially its shifting ontologies in contemporary criticism, philosophy, and art. My book project, The Glass Canon, explores the academic formalization of English literary studies within the university as a means of internal institutional resistance. 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 forum on universities and the avant-garde.

I am currently teaching Creative Writing at the Centre County Correctional Facility as part of Penn State's Restorative Justice Initiative. Likewise, I am teaching two classes on campus: "Sports|Ethics|Literature" and Technical Communication. Recently, I taught an interdisciplinary General Education course titled "Work and Literature," which is cross-listed in both English and Labor & Economic Relations, as well as a class on Business Writing. In the past, I've taught courses on post-45 American fiction, rhetoric and composition, and writing in the social sciences.

I previously served 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.