Nels Pearson, PhD, English

Professor of English; Director, The Humanities Institute, Fairfield University

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Nels Pearson is Professor of English and Director of The Humanities Institute at Fairfield University. His research, which focuses on the historical and political contexts of British and Irish modernism, is increasingly concerned with the role of water and maritime history across the British and Irish archipelago. His 2015 book Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel Beckett was awarded the Donald J. Murphy Prize by the American Conference for Irish Studies. His articles cover a wide variety of authors, appearing in such forums as ELH, Modern Fiction Studies, Twentieth-Century Literature, Irish University Review, The Blackwell Companion to Virginia Woolf, and the Norton Critical Edition of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Sharer and Other Stories. He is also Co-editor, with Marc Singer, of Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World (2009), and serves on the editorial board of Twentieth Century Literature.

British and Irish literary modernism; Postcolonial Studies; Oceanic and Archipelagic Studies


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