ERIC E. SOLOMON

PhD

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

 

[2018]

Don Kelly Research Collection Fellowship, Texas A&M University Libraries, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives

[2016–2017]

Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory Fellowship, Emory University  

                 

[2011–2016]

Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Fellowship, Emory University              

Education

[2011–2017]

The Laney Graduate School, Emory University 

                                                        

PhD in English, August 2017

Dissertation: “Southernmost Currents: Liminal Narratives of Love in the Florida Straits”

Committee: Valérie Loichot (Chair) (French and Italian, English), Benjamin Reiss (English), Mark Sanders (English and African American Studies)

                     

                                               

[2005–2009]

The University of Mississippi, B.A. in English and Spanish

The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Thesis: “Shattering Colored Glass: The Trauma of Magic Realism in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and José Saramago’s Blindness

 

Advisor: Ethel Young-Minor (English and African American Studies)

Committee: Ronald Schroeder (English), Sarah Lincoln (English), John Gutiérrez (Spanish)

                                                           

[2008]

Universidad de Belgrano, Program in Argentine and Latin American Studies                                   

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Teaching Experience 

Visiting Assistant Professor

[2019–2020]

Humanities Division, Oxford College, Emory University, English 185, “Why iWrite: Identity and Intersectionality”

[2018–2020]

Humanities Division, Oxford College, Emory University, American Studies 201QW, “#NewWorldOrder: American Intersections, American Movement”

 

[2019]

Humanities Division, Oxford College, Emory University, American Studies 385: Special Topics, "Queer Intersections, American Outlaws"

[2018–2019]

Humanities Division, Oxford College, Emory University, English 185, “Reading and Writing the Intersections”

Instructor

 

[2017]

Department of Film and Media Studies, Emory University, Film 208, Digital Media and Culture, "#dmcult: Are you a Gadget?" 

[2017]

Division of Liberal Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta Campus, English 732, Literary Conventions of Humor, "Notes on Literary Humor"

[2017]

Division of Liberal Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta Campus, English 432, Humor in Literature, "Notes on Literary Humor"

[2017]

Summer Undergraduate Research at Emory (SURE), SIRE 299, Team Teaching with PhD Candidate Ben Clary

[2016–2017]

Research Partner's Program, Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory (SIRE), SIRE 299, "Keywords for Research"

[2015]

Department of English, Emory University, English 210W, Major Authors, “Southern Currents”

[2014]

Department of English, Emory University, English 181, Writing about Literature, “Southlandia!”

[2013]

Department of English, Emory University, English 101, Expository Writing, “Memorial Cultures; Bop It: Practicing Memory, Telling Stories”

[2011]

Center for Writing and Rhetoric, The University of Mississippi, English 102, "Pop Culture: Race, Gender, and Sexuality"

Teaching Assistant

[2013]

English 251, Teaching Assistant, “American Literature: 1865 to Present” with Professor Barbara Ladd

[2012]

English 250, Teaching Assistant, “American Literature: Beginnings to 1865” with Professor Benjamin Reiss

[2011]

Department of English, The University of Mississippi, English 224, Teaching Assistant, “Survey of American Literature Since the Civil War” with Professor Jack Barbera

[2010]

Department of English, The University of Mississippi, English 226, Teaching Assistant, “Survey of British Literature Since Romantic Period” with Professor Gregory Schirmer

Research and Teaching Interests

Literary Transnationalism; Digital Humanities; Library Archives and Curation; Film and New Media; Twentieth Century–Present Southern and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures; American Literature and Culture; African American Literature and Culture; New Southern Studies; Global South; American Regionalism; New World Studies; Latin American Literatures; Queer Theory and LGBTQ Literatures and Cultures; Studies in Sexualities and Genders; Critical Race Theory; Trauma Studies; Memory Studies and Memorial Cultures; Composition Studies; Buddhist Thought

Mentorship and Advising

[2017]

Graduate Fellow, SURE-Humanities, Summer Undergraduate Research at Emory, Emory University

[2016–2017] SIRE 299

Graduate Fellow, SIRE, Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory, Research Partners Program, Emory University

Pedagogical Training

 

[Fall 2014]

ENG 789, “The Pedagogy of Literature,” English Department, Emory University

 

[Spring 2012]

ENG 791, “Issues in Composition Pedagogy,” English Department, Emory University

 

[2011]

Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO), Laney Graduate School, Emory University

 

[2011]

Participant in NEH Grant Funded Seminar on Hybridity

 

[2010]

English 617, “Teaching College English,” Center for Writing and Rhetoric, The University of Mississippi

Employment and Professional Training

 

[2018–2020]

Visiting Assistant Professor, Oxford College, Emory University

[Spring 2018]

Visiting Scholar, Texas A&M University Libraries, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives

[2017] 

Instructor, Department of Film and Media Studies, Emory University

[2017–2018] 

Manuscript Editor, Water Graves by Valérie Loichot

[2017–Present]

Consulting Media Editor, Southern Spaces and Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

[2015–2017]

Review Editor, Southern Spaces, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

[2013–Present]

Editorial Associate, Southern Spaces, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

 

[2016–2017]

SIRE Fellowship, Research Partners Program Mentor and SURE-Humanities

 

[2011–2016]

Teaching Assistant, Composition Instructor, Instructor, Department of English, Emory University

 

[Summer 2013]

SAT Instructor, Princeton Academy, Suwannee, GA

 

[Summer 2011]

Instructor, Center for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Mississippi

 

[2010–2011]

Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Mississippi

 

[2009]

Staff Reporter, Human Interest, Delta Democrat Times

Publications

 

Books

[2019–2020]

Southernmost Currents: Queer Narratives of Love in the Florida Straits (manuscript in preparation)

 

[2020]

HOMOPHILE: Queer Inscription and the Lexicon of Love (in process)

Book Chapters

 

“'The Design is Fugal': the Many Voices and the Long Decade Composing Clock Without Hands,” In Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers (Alison Graham Bertolini and Casey Kayser, editors) (Forthcoming from Mercer University Press)

Peer Reviewed Articles

 

[2019]

“Wanted Love: Queer Square Spaces and the Revolution in Digital Intimacy,” Southern Spaces (Forthcoming)

[2019]

"Boys Erased and the Trouble with Coaching: Confronting Male-Male Sexual Violence in the Age of #MeToo," south, Special Issue: Quaring Childhood (Fall 2019)

[2019]

“The ‘Vintage’ Faulkner: Imagining Futurity in the Degenerate South of Charlotte Perkins Gilman,” Mississippi Quarterly 70/71.3 (Fall 2019)

Edited Works

[2018–]

"Call for Submissions: Queer Intersections / Southern Spaces," Southern Spaces series, May 10, 2018

 

[2017–2018] 

Manuscript Editor, Water Graves by Valérie Loichot

 

Review Essays

[2018]

"Hyphenating Waters: A Review of Calypso Magnolia and Island People,” Southern Spaces, March 12, 2018

[2017]

Loving-Moonlight(ing): Cinema in the Breach,” Southern Spaces, April 26, 2017

 

Cultural Criticism and Public Scholarship   

   

[2018]

"Love and Death in Mississippi," Southern Spaces, August 16, 2018

[2018]

"Is There Life Beyond the Pop Lifecycle for Christina Aguilera?," Pop Matters, July 30, 2018.

      

[2016]

Queer Memory: Martyrs, Loss, and Memorialization in Southern Florida,” Southern Spaces, August 11, 2016

[2014]

Remnants of Flannery,” Southern Spaces, October 7, 2014

[2014]

Opening Spaces: On Tolerance and the Possibility for Love,” Southern Spaces, February 24, 2014

Conference Presentations

[2020]

"Had Allan Lived: the Sons of Tennessee Williams in the New-Queer South," Are We in a New Southern Literary Renaissance? Panel, Modern Language Association, Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Grand Seattle, Seattle, Washington, January 11, 2020.

[2020]

"'A Tad too Perverse’: The Intersection of Poor-Southern-Queer in Higher Education," Modern Language Association, Washington State Convention Center and the Sheraton Grand Seattle, Seattle, Washington, January 11, 2020.

 

[2019]

"In the Queue: Reinaldo Arenas and the Quest for the Ineffable," South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia, November 15, 2019.

[2019]

"Becoming Q: Using Queer as an Analytical Frame through which to Rethink and Resist Academic Norms," Southern Studies Outside the Academy Roundtable, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia, November 15, 2019.

 

[2019]

“Wanted Love: Queer Square Spaces and the Revolution in Digital Intimacy,” Southeastern American Studies Association, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, March 15, 2019.

[2019]

"Boys Erased and the Trouble with Coaching: Confronting Male Male Sexual Violence in the age of #MeToo," Southeastern Women's Studies Association, Sara Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, March 8, 2019.

[2018]

“Tennessee Williams After Dark: Lost Companions and Queering Grief on the Public Stage,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Queering the US South Panel, Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, November 2, 2018.


[2018]

“Serially Southernmost: A Gay Key West Canticle,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Serializing the US South Panel, Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, November 3, 2018.

[2018]

“The ‘S’ Word: thoughts on the Crooked Letter from a Native Son,” Society for the Study of Southern Literature, Insufferable Souths Roundtable, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, February 16, 2018.

[2016]

“GILLS and Currents: (Digital) Pedagogy in the Literature Classroom,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Trojan Horse Pedagogy Panel, Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville, Florida, November 4, 2016.

[2016]

“Homophilia and the Homophile in Carson McCullers’s Clock Without Hands,” American Literature Association Annual Conference, Carson McCullers Society Panel, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California, May 27, 2016.

[2016]

“The ‘Vintage’ Faulkner: Imagining Futurity in the Degenerate South of Charlotte Perkins Gilman,” Society for the Study of Southern Literature, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, February 12, 2016.

[2013]

“‘Not-Yet Conscious, Forward Dawning’: In Love with the Night Mysterious or Queerness at the Horizon,” Southeastern American Studies Association Conference, College of Charleston, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, February 1, 2013.

[2013]

“The Immemorial Current, the Orphic Will to Rescue, and the Inextinguishable in George Platt Lynes and Reginald Shepherd,” Studies in Sexualities Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, January 25, 2013.

[2012]

"Bare, Buried, Bearing (Away) the Body: The Ethical Beside and the (Post)Memory of AIDS,” Studies in Sexualities Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, January, 27, 2012.

[2011]

“Does It Get Better?: Sudden Piercing Knowledge, Examinations of Male Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Post-Trauma Moment Formation of the Self,” Louisiana State University Mardi Gras Conference, Echoes of Trauma Theme, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 2011.

Campus Presentations

 

[April 2019]

“Encountering James Purdy’s Papers,” Oxford College, Emory University

[April 2018]

“Queer Inscription and the Lexicon of Love,” Texas A&M University

[March 2017]

SIRE Dissertation Presentation, Emory University

[February 2016]

“Tennessee Williams in the Keys: McCullers, Merlo, and the Monster,” Works in Progress Event, Emory University, February 2016

[December 2015]

“Southern Currents,” 7-7-7 Event, The Program in Global and Postcolonial Studies, Emory University

Languages and Skills

 

Spanish (Reading Comprehension, Intermediate Speaking)

Portuguese (Reading Comprehension)

Italian (Reading Comprehension)

See Digital Skills here.

Service

[2019]

Panel Chair, "Queer Identities and Rituals in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States," San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, June 2019. 

[2018]

Volunteer, American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 9, 2018.

 

[2018]

Panel Chair, Undergraduate Research Forum, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, “Mo(ve)ments of Identity,” Birmingham, Alabama, November 2, 2018.

[2017]

Selection Committee, Research Partner’s Program, Emory University

[2012–2014]

Emory University, Office of LGBT Life, Queer Men’s Group Discussion Leader

[2012–2013]

Emory University, English Department Social Chair

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