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Eric Bennett

Associate Professor

Contact Information:
Ruane Center for the Humanities LL21


Ph.D. - English Harvard University

Area(s) of Expertise:

20th Century American Fiction & Poetry, Modernism and Postmodernism, Cold War history

Selected Publications:

Bennett, Eric. (2014). The Pyramid Scheme . MFA vs. NYC , New York, NY: Faber/n+1 .

Bennett, Eric. (2013). Creative Writing and the Cold War University. A Companion to Creative Writing , Eds. Graeme Harper. London: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bennett, Eric. (2012). A Shaggy Beast from a Baggy Monster. New Writing, Oxford: Taylor & Francis. 9 (1)

Bennett, Eric. (2010). Ernest Hemingway & the Discipline of Creative Writing, or, Shark Liver Oil. Modern Fiction Studies , Eds. John Duvall. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 56 (3)

Recent Presentations:

Bennett, Eric., Symposium on Social Politics and the Cold War, Bowdoin College , Brunswick, ME, "Containing Bohemia far from Bohemia: Creative Writing Programs in the 1950s.". May, 2014.

Bennett, Eric., Associated Writing Programs Special Event, Seattle, WA, "Guest Speaker: MFA vs. NYC: The Two Cultures of American Fiction". March, 2014.

Bennett, Eric., Beyond the Victorian/Modernist Divide, ERIAC/University of Rouen, Rouen, France, "What Maisie (and the Other Children) Knew". March, 2014.

Bennett, Eric., American Literature Association Annual Conference , ALA, Boston, MA, "The Demotic David Foster Wallace, Then and Now". May, 2013.

Bennett, Eric., Association for Core Texts and Courses, Ottawa, Canada, "Attack from the Inside". April, 2013.

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