Title: Associate Professor
Office: Erwin 221
Tom Douglass teaches Contemporary Literature, British and American. He has taught courses on the American Renaissance, American Realism, Cormac McCarthy, American Humor and Satire, Literary Theory, and the Contemporary British fiction. He is the author of A Room Forever: the Life and Work of Breece D'J Pancake and has edited reprints Hubert Skidmore's Hawk's Nest and Davis Grubb's Fools' Parade. He has recently completed a biography of Davis Grubb. He organizes ECU's Contemporary Writers Series, which has featured campus visits from Colm Toibin, Colum McCann, Philip Levine, Beth Henley, Natasha Trethewey, Sherman Alexie, and Dave Smith. He also serves as the Appalachian Echoes series editor for the University of Tennessee Press.
He also co-organized the first ECU HumorFest, featuring Kinky Friedman, Andrei Codrescu, and Jill McCorkle, and co-organized "The Turning Night of Stars," featuring Coleman Barks, David Darling, Glen Velez, and Zuleikha, performing the poetry of Rumi. More recently, he has organized library exhibits of the Stuart Wright Collection in Joyner Library: Robert Penn Warren, Randall Jarrell, and Mid-Twentieth Century Children's Literature.
B.A. Davis and Elkins College
M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.L.S. Indiana University, Bloomington
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Contemporary American/British Literature
The Literature of Baseball
ENGL 7065: Literary CriticismENGL 6065: Foundations of Literary CriticismENGL 6260: Twentieth-Century American LiteratureENGL 6250: American RealismENGL 6220: American RenaissanceENGL 6185: Twentieth-Century British LiteratureENGL 5260: The Novel Since 1945ENGL 5230: Southern Regional LiteratureENGL 5060: History of Literary CriticismENGL 4300: Recent British and American FictionENGL 4000: Introduction to Literary TheoryENGL 3420: The Short StoryENGL 3020: History of American Literature to 1900ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines ENGL 2200: Major American WritersENGL 2000: Interpreting LiteratureENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing