Donald E. Pease

Professor of English
Comparative Literature
The Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities
Chair of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program

I am an authority on 19th- and 20th-century American literature and literary theory and founder/director of the Futures of American Studies Institute. I have written numerous books, including most recently Theodor Seuss Geisel (2010), and over 100 articles on figures in American and British literature and am editor of The New Americanist series, which has transformed the field of American studies.

Curriculum Vitae
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Department:
English
Education:
B.A. University of Missouri
M.A. University of Missouri
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Selected Publications

Theodor Seuss Geisel, (Oxford University Press 2010)

New American Exceptionalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) — Nominated for the James Russell Lowell Prize at MLAp.

Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies, co-edited with Winfried Fluck and John Carlos Rowe in Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies 2011

“The Crisis of Critique in Postcolonial Modernity,” boundary 2 2010

“The Mythological Foundations of the Global Homeland State” A Companion to American Literature and Culture, edited by Paul Lauter 2011

“Dr. Seuss in Ted Geisels Never-Never Land,” PMLA 2011

Introduction: Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies ed. Winfried Fluck, John Carlos Rowe, Donald Pease, Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies 2011

“Black Orpheus: Barack Obama’s Governmentality,” Altre modernità/ Otras modernidades/ Autres modernités 2011

The Laicization of American Literary Studies,” Contemporary Literature, Spring 2012

“Obamas Rifts” boundary 2 2012

Luis Gispert: Loud Image, Hood Museum of Art (University Press of New England, 2004)

Futures of American Studies, (Duke University Press, 2002)

National Identities and Postnational Narratives, (Duke University Press, 1994)

New Americanists: Revisionist Interventions into the Canon, (Duke University Press, 1994)

Cultures of U.S. Imperialism, (Duke University Press, 1992) with Amy Kaplan

Editor and introduction: New Essays on the Rise of Silas Lapham, (Cambridge, 1991)

Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context, (University of Wisconsin, 1987)

The American Renaissance Reconsidered: Selected Papers of the English Institute, 1982-1983, (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985) with Walter Benn Michaels.

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Works in Progress

American Studies after the New Americanists

Transnational American Studies in Theory and Practice

Re-Scripting the Korean War