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Dr. Tom Perrin
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.
2015 The Aesthetics of Middlebrow Fiction: Popular US Novels, Modernism, and Form, 1945–75 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan)
2016 “The Middlebrow,” with Cecilia Konchar Farr, essay cluster, Post45 Peer-Reviewed (July), http://post45.research.yale.edu/2016/07/the-middlebrow-a-special-cluster/
2012 “On Patricia Highsmith,” with Mary Esteve, essay cluster, Post45 Peer-Reviewed (Dec.), http://post45.research.yale.edu/archives/2773
Refereed Journal Articles
2016 “Inventing the Middlebrow,” with Cecilia Konchar Farr, introduction to “The Middlebrow” essay cluster, Post45 Peer Reviewed (July), http://post45.research.yale.edu/2016/07/introduction-inventing-the-middlebrow/
2012 “The Old Men and the ‘Sea of Masscult’: T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and Middlebrow Aesthetics,” American Literature 84.1 (March): 151–173
2012 “On Patricia Highsmith,” introduction to cluster of articles on Patricia Highsmith, Post45 Peer-Reviewed (Dec.), http://post45.research.yale.edu/archives/2773
2011 “Rebuilding Bildung: The Middlebrow Novel of Aesthetic Education in the Mid-Twentieth Century US,” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 44.3 (Fall): 382–401
2008 “Beauty and the Priest: The Use and Misuse of Aesthetics in The Damnation of Theron Ware,” Arizona Quarterly 64.3 (Fall 2008): 31–50
2018 “The Great American Novel,” in American Literature in Transition, 1970–1980, ed. Kirk Curnutt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp.197–209
2017 “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), pp.265–77
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), pp.228–48
2014 “Allen Drury,” American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press), http://www.anb.org/articles/16/16-03588.html
2017 “Coming of Age with Philip Pullman,” review of Philip Pullman, La Belle Sauvage, Public Books (Dec. 4): http://www.publicbooks.org/coming-of-age-with-philip-pullman/
2015 “Harper Lee’s Bad Form,” review of Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman, Public Books (Sep. 15): http://www.publicbooks.org/fiction/harper-lees-bad-form
2018 [as Tom Spencer], “The Body in the Abyss” [short story], THAT 3, March: 96–98
2017 ——, gnomechomsky [short story], (Norwich: Galley Beggar).
2016 ——, “Signs” [short story], THAT 1, March: 96–97.
2013 ——, “Terror of the Zygons” [poem], The Awl, February, https://theawl.com/a-poem-by-tom-spencer-7c7ebf865c21
2012 ——, “Dear Pussy Riot” [poem], Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, ed. Mark Burnhope, Sarah Crewe, and Sophie Mayer (London: English PEN), p.154