Tom Douglass

Title: Associate Professor
Office: Erwin 221
Phone: 252.328.6723
E-Mail: douglasst@ecu.edu


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

Research Interests

Contemporary American/British Literature
Appalachian Literature
Critical Theory
Southern Literature
The Literature of Baseball

Courses Taught

ENGL 7065: Literary Criticism
ENGL 6065: Foundations of Literary Criticism
ENGL 6260: Twentieth-Century American Literature
ENGL 6250: American Realism
ENGL 6220: American Renaissance
ENGL 6185: Twentieth-Century British Literature
ENGL 5260: The Novel Since 1945
ENGL 5230: Southern Regional Literature
ENGL 5060: History of Literary Criticism
ENGL 4300: Recent British and American Fiction
ENGL 4000: Introduction to Literary Theory
ENGL 3420: The Short Story
ENGL 3020: History of American Literature to 1900
ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines 
ENGL 2200: Major American Writers
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing