Professor Lloyd Pratt

American Literature, African American Literature, Literatures of the American South, The Novel, Theory and Criticism, Gender and Sexuality, History of the Book, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

American Literature, African American Literature, Literatures of the American South, The Novel, Theory and Criticism, Gender and Sexuality, History of the Book, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Lloyd Pratt has been a Mellon Fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, a National Endowment for the Humanities (US) Long-Term Fellow and NEMLA Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society, a Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities/Bay State Historical League Scholar in Residence at the Nantucket Atheneum, and a Verney Fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association. With Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, he also received a National Endowment for the Arts (US) New Forms Regional Grant. He co-directed (with Jeannine DeLombard) the American Antiquarian Society's 2010 Summer Seminar in the History of the Book in America, has served on the Modern Language Association's Division Executive Committee on Nineteenth-Century American Literature, and was elected to the founding executive committee of C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. He is an elected member of the American Antiquarian Society and an appointed member of the AHRC Peer Review College. He is a member of the editorial board of American Literature and a senior editor of NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction; he is also a Contributing and Advisory Editor at the journal Callaloo. Before joining the Oxford English Faculty, he taught at Harvard, Yale, and Michigan State University. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford. In 2015 Pratt joined the Bread Loaf Faculty at Oxford; he will be the 2015-2016 Pierce Visiting Scholar at Oxford College of Emory University. He is at work on three new books: a study of reading in Emerson's America, a series of essays on locality in the American South, and a popular historical account of an early twentieth-century woman reader in the American South.

Publications

  • Historic Totality and the African American Archive

  • J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists [Forum]

  • The Freedoms of a Stranger: African American Literature around 1845

  • Locality and the Serial South

  • The Strangers Book The Human of African American Literature

  • More
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