Eric Link

Eric Link

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences Professor

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Ph.D., 1995, Purdue University

Academic Summary

Eric Carl Link is a Professor of American Literature with specializations in both Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Science Fiction. His research has focused on nineteenth-century aesthetic theory, American literary naturalism, speculative fiction, and the intersections of philosophy, science, and literature. He is the founder and editor of the scholarly journal ALN: The American Literary Naturalism Newsletter, and is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, teaching in Ukraine in 2008 and in Switzerland in 2011.

Select Publications

  • Link, Eric Carl. The Cambridge Introduction to American Literary Naturalism. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
  • Link, Eric Carl. Understanding Philip K. Dick. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2010.
  • Link, Eric Carl. The Vast and Terrible Drama: American Literary Naturalism in the Late Nineteenth Century. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2004.
  • Link, Eric Carl. Neutral Ground: New Traditionalism and the American Romance Controversy. Co-authored with G. R. Thompson. Louisiana State University Press, 1999.
  • Link, Eric Carl. Crosscurrents:Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum. Co-authored with Steven Frye. Pearson/Longman Press. Forthcoming, 2012.
  • Link, Eric Carl, ed. Norton Critical Edition of Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage, 4th edition. Co-edited with Donald Pizer. New York: W. W. Norton, 2008.
  • Link, Eric Carl, ed. Mark Twain. Taming the Bicycle: Essays, Stories, and Sketches. New York: Barnes & Noble Press, 2009.
  • Link, Eric Carl, ed. Critical Insights: The Red Badge of Courage. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2010.
  • Link, Eric Carl, ed. Critical Insights: Herman Melville. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2012.