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Robert Regan



Robert Regan concentrates on American literature of the nineteenth century.  Currently he is preparing a multi-volume edition of Mark Twain's travel writings for the University of California press.  He is also pursuing a critical project concerned with misreadings of Poe.  Other authors of particular interest to him include Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Henry James, and Henry Adams.

News & Events

Doctoral Dissertations Chaired


Roland Williams "Sweet Music: A Sounding of American Narratives"


Jorg Homberger "A Further Garden: The Gentleman Ideal in Southern Fiction, 1894-1904"


Theresa Spitler "The Dilemma of Superiority: The Genius Character in American Fiction"


Benjamin L. Goluboff "The Confident Dream: American Travel Writing on Britain"


Susan Jeffords "Notes of Discord: Languages and power in English and American Novel"
Catherine Robert "Mark Twain's Traveling Companions"


Richard G. Androne "Character in Selected Works of Henry Adams"
Dwight Thomas "Poe's Philadelphia, 1838-1844"
Bruce I. Weiner "The Art that was Used Up: Poe's Exploitation of Narrative Conventions "


John R. Getz "Frederick Goddard Tuckerman: His Time and Place"
Bonnie Skell Hardwick "The Literature of the Geologic Surveys of the West"


Martin J. Bickman "A Jungian Analysis of Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson "
Melissa A. Cannon "Confessional Poetry: A Study of Critical Terminology "
Gail C Levin "Grace Elizabeth King: Her Life and Works "


Judith B. Hodge "The Essential Constant: Structure and Meaning in Selected Novels of Henry James "
John S Mann "The Leashed Serpent: A Study of Emily Dickinson's Poetry"


Michael L Baumann "B. Traven's Place in American Literature"
Patricia McMurray "Union and Identificiation: Whitman, the Reader, the Universe"

Courses Taught

spring 1998

fall 1997

ENGL 202.303 Major British Poets  

fall 1996

ENGL 103.001 The Short Story  
ENGL 283.401 Mark Twain  

spring 1996

ENGL 016.302 Mark Twain's World  

fall 1995

ENGL 289.401 The American South  

spring 1995

fall 1994

ENGL 103.601 The Short Story