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Brian Glover

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Bate 2148
Phone: 252.328.1395
E-Mail: gloverb@ecu.edu


Brian Glover specializes in the history of the novel, with special attention to eighteenth-century Britain and media theory. His current project investigates the 1950 publication of James Boswell's journals in light of both Boswell's eighteenth-century conditions and the desires of the twentieth-century editors, from the post-print perspective of twenty-first-century media theory.  He is also interested in ecocriticism, memoir, and literature of the U.S. South.


B.A. Amherst College
M.A. University of Virginia
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Research Interests

History of the Novel
The Public Sphere and Print Culture
18th-Century British Literature
Southern Literature

Courses Taught

ENGL 4120/6151: Eighteenth-Century Publishing, Popularity, and Print
ENGL 4000: Introduction to Literary Theory
ENGL 3140: Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 3010: History of British Literature, 1700-1900
ENGL 2420: The Short Story
ENGL 2201: Writing about the Disciplines
ENGL 2000: Interpreting Literature
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing

Selected Publications and Presentations

"'Nor Can We Give The Whole Account of Any One Thing Whatever': An Eighteenth-Century Window to Object-Oriented Ecocriticism in a Sermon by Joseph and Thomas Warton and the Theology of Joseph Butler." Green Letters (accepted; forthcoming January 2019). 

“'Evidence’:  Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire, the Gutenberg Parenthesis, and Generation X at Midlife.” Critique 59:5 (Fall 2018).

"Spectacle and Speculation on James Boswell's German Tour, 1764." Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 57:3 (Summer 2017).

"De-Located Yankees: David Sedaris and Growing Up Northern in the South, 1965-1983." Southern Cultures 24:2 (Summer 2018).

"EEBO, ECCO, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel Course." The Eighteenth Century Intelligencer 23:3 (September 2009).

"Hitting Home with the New Story Project: Teaching with the North Carolina Literary Review in North Carolina." North Carolina Literary Review (Online 2016).

"Charlotte Charke Is Not Her Job: The Visual Imagery of Class and Profession in Charke's Narrative." Mapping the Self: Space, Identity, Discourse in British Autobiography (2003).

"Nobility, Visibility and Publicity in Colley Cibber's Apology." Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 42:3 (2002).