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Dr. Tom Perrin

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Name: Dr. Tom Perrin 
Title: Associate Provost; Associate Professor of English
Phone Number: (334) 833-4027
Office and/or Address: Flowers Hall, Room 211
Education:
  • Ph.D., English Literature, The University of Chicago
  • M.A., English Literature, The University of Chicago
  • M.A., English Literature, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • B.A., English Literature, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • PG.Dip.  Theatre Directing, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, United Kingdom
Biography:

Dr. Perrin joined the Huntingdon Department of Language and Literature faculty in 2011 after serving as a B.A. preceptor, lecturer, course assistant, and writing instructor at the University of Chicago. His book, The Aesthetics of Middlebrow Fiction: Popular US Novels, Modernism, and Form, 1945–75 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), was published in 2015.

Publications

Books

The Aesthetics of Middlebrow Fiction: Popular US Novels, Modernism, and Form, 1945–75 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), 2015

Journals

“Edited for the Old Lady in Dubuque: The Middlebrow Literature of the Midwest,” in The Midwestern Moment: The Forgotten World of Early Twentieth-Century Midwestern Regionalism, vol. 1 of Rediscovering the American Midwest, 3 vols., ed. Jon Lauck (Hastings, NE: Hastings College Press, 2017)

“Inventing the Middlebrow,” with Cecilia Konchar Farr, introduction to “Inventing the Middlebrow” essay cluster, Post45 Peer-Reviewed, forthcoming Fall 2015

Guest Coeditor, “Inventing the Middlebrow” essay cluster, Post45 Peer-Reviewed, forthcoming Fall 2015

“On Blustering: Dwight Macdonald, Modernism, and The New Yorker,” in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical, ed. Fiona Green (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015).

“Allen Drury,” American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), http://www.anb.org/articles/16/16-03588.html

Guest Coeditor, cluster of articles on Patricia Highsmith, Post45 Peer-Reviewed (Dec. 2012), http://post45.research.yale.edu/archives/2773

“On Patricia Highsmith,” introduction to cluster of articles on Patricia Highsmith, Post45 Peer-Reviewed (Dec. 2012), http://post45.research.yale.edu/archives/2773

“The Old Men and the ‘Sea of Masscult’: T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and Middlebrow Aesthetics,” American Literature 84.1 (March 2012): 151–173

“Rebuilding Bildung: The Middlebrow Novel of Aesthetic Education in the Mid-Twentieth Century US,” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 44.3 (Fall 2011): 382–401

“Beauty and the Priest: The Use and Misuse of Aesthetics in The Damnation of Theron Ware,” Arizona Quarterly 64.3 (Fall 2008): 31–50

Departments: Academic Affairs, Academics, Language and Literature