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Tom Douglass

Tom Douglass
Associate Professor

Office: Erwin 221
Phone: 252-328-6723

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. UNC-Chapel Hill
M.L.S. Indiana University
, Bloomington
Ph.D. UNC-Chapel Hill

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching

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

Courses Taught
7065: Literary Criticism
6065: Foundations of Literary Criticism
6260: Twentieth-Century American Literature
6250: American Realism
6220: American Renaissance
6185: Twentieth-Century British Literature
5260: The Novel Since 1945
5230: Southern Regional Literature
5060: History of Literary Criticism
4300: Recent British and American Fiction
4000: Introduction to Literary Theory
3420: The Short Story
3020: History of American Literature to 1900
2200: Major American Writers
2000: Interpreting Literature 
1200: Composition
1100: Composition