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Mark S. Morrisson

Mark S. Morrisson

Department Head

Professor of English

105 Ritenour Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-2626

Office Hours:

  • FALL 2015: Please make appointments by contacting Karen Davis at 814-863-2626

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. 1996 Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
  2. 1989 M.A., English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
  3. 1988 B.A., English and Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

Professional Bio

Mark S. Morrisson is Professor and Head of English. He teaches courses in British, Irish, and American modernism, periodical studies, and science studies.  Morrisson is the author of The Public Face of Modernism: Little Magazines, Audiences, and Reception, 1905-1920 (Wisconsin, 2001) and Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory (Oxford, 2007). He co-edited with Jack Selzer a facsimile edition of Harold J. Salemson’s Parisian little magazine Tambour (1929-1930), published by Wisconsin in 2002 and co-edited with Richard Shillitoe an edition of Ithell Colquhoun's occult surrealist novel, I Saw Water, published by Penn State University Press in 2014.  He is a past president of the Modernist Studies Association, and is co-editor, with Sean Latham, of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies. Current research projects include a book on modernism, science, and technology, and work on esoteric fiction of the modernist period. In 2004, Morrisson was awarded the Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching at Penn State.