Dr Gordon Fraser

Presidential Fellow (Academic)

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I am a lecturer and presidential fellow in American Studies, and I specialize in the study of nineteenth-century literature, print culture, and the history of science. My scholarship has appeared in academic journals such as PMLAAmerican QuarterlyJ19, and the Journal of American Studies. I have also written for popular venues, such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and Common-place.

My first book, Star Territory: Printing the Universe in Nineteenth-Century America, is under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press.

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students aiming to pursue literary projects related to print culture, book history, or the history of science in the United States. I am particularly interested in projects that engage some part of the long nineteenth century, or the period spanning from about 1789 to 1914.

For more information about my scholarship, or for access to my CV, please visit my website: gordondfraser.com.

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  • American Studies, Nineteenth century, Book history, History of Science, Literature

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2015 - Doctor of Philosophy, American literature, University of Connecticut (2010 - 2015)
  • 2010 - Master of Arts, English, University of Connecticut (2008 - 2010)
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Arts, English and Theater Arts, Plymouth State University (2000 - 2004)

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