Les Harrison

Les Harrison

Education

BA Miami University
MA, PhD Texas A&M University

Research/Teaching Focus

Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture. Museum Culture. Early American Literature. Scholarly Editing and Digital Publishing.

Book

The Temple and the Forum: The Museum and Cultural Authority in Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe and Whitman. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2007.

Recent/Selected Publications

“Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville” in Hawthorne in Context. Ed. Monika Elbert. Cambridge UP, 2016.

Ed. with Wesley Raabe. “A Selection from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin: A Digital Critical Edition: “Topsy.” Scholarly Editing: The Annual for the Association of Documentary Editing 33.1 (2012) http://www.scholarlyediting.org/2012/editions/intro.utctopsy.html

“January 29,1852, Chapter 31, Part 1: Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the National Era, Commentary by Les Harrison.”  The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society. 29 January 2012. http://nationalera.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/january-29-1852/

“February 26, 1852, Chapter 35: Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the National Era, Commentary by Les Harrison.” The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society. 26 February 2012. http://nationalera.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/february-26-1852/

Recent Lectures

“‘The elaborate frivolity of chess’: Poe, Chess, and the C19 Recreational Commons.” Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference, 29 February – 1 March, New York, NY.
** “Roundtable: Digital Poe.” Fourth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference, 29 February –  1 March, New York, NY.
“‘A hideous throng rush out forever’ – ‘The Haunted Palace’ and the Tomb of Mass Culture.” American Literature Association, 22 – 25 May 2014, Washington, D.C.
** “Recent American Trends in Digital Humanities and Instructional Technology.”. KATHO (Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen), 25 May 2013, Kortrijk, Belgium.
** Invited Talk

Editorships

Co-Editor, with Colin Dewwy, Melville and Art, The Melville Electronic Library.

Undergraduate Engagement

Faculty Advisor, VCU Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society.

Student Support Certification

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Recent Grants

Fulbright Scholars Grant. Universiteit Gent, Spring 2013.

 

 

Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014