Robert Abrams (he/him/his)

Professor Emeritus
Bob Abrams

Contact Information

PDL B-406
Office Hours
M&W: 3:25-4:25, By appointment


B.A., Dartmouth College, 1965
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1973

Areas of Specialization

American literature and culture

Selected Scholarly Publications/Current Research

In addition to his book on how landscape remains the precariously inscribed site of shifting belief structures during the American Renaissance--a study which ranges from Hawthorne's fiction to Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, and which also explores mid-nineteenth-century visual culture-- Abrams has published numerous articles on American literature and culture in such journals as ELH, Nineteenth-Century Literature, American Literature, Texas Studies and Literature and Language, Arizona Quarterly, and Philological Quarterly. His research interests include cultural constructions of landscape in the antebellum US, nineteenth-century American visual culture, the American Renaissance, American post-Romanticism, psychoanalysis, Gothicism, cartography and architecture.


Courses Taught


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