American Studies

Phillip J Barrish

Affiliate FacultyPh.D., 1991, Cornell University

Associate Professor
Phillip J Barrish



American Literature 1870-1930, medicine and literature, gender studies, "masculinity" as a cultural construction, whiteness studies, relationship between literature and liberalism


The Cambridge Introduction to American Literary Realism (Cambridge University Press, 2011).   

White Liberal Identity, Literary Pedagogy, and Classic American Realism (The Ohio State University Press, 2005).

American Literary Realism, Critical Theory, and Intellectual Prestige 1880-1995 (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

"The Sticky Web of Medical Professionalism: Health Care Reform and Robert Herrick’s The Web of Life, "American Literature (forthcoming).

"James, Realism, Naturalism," in David McWhirter, ed., Henry James in Context, Cambridge University Press, 2010.

"The Secret Joys of Antiracist Pedagogy: Huckleberry Finn in the Classroom," American Imago: Studies in Psychoanalysis and Culture 59:2 (Summer 2002): 117-40.

"Critical Presentism."  Romantic Circles Praxis Series. Special Issue on Romanticism and Contemporary Culture (February 2002, Online):

"The Awakening’s Signifying 'Mexicanist' Presence." Studies in American Fiction 28.1 (Spring 2000): 65-76.       

"The Remarrying Woman as Symptom: Exchange, Male Hysteria, and The Custom of the Country." American Literary Realism 27.2 (Winter 1995): 1-19.

 "'The Genuine Article': Ethnicity, Capital, and The Rise of David Levinsky." American Literary History 5.4 (Winter 1993): 643-62.  

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