English Program

John Halperin

Research Professor of English


 

Contact Information

143 E. Tenth
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-9327
johnhalperin@yahoo.com

 

Spring 2014 Office Hours

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:00 pm


Education

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
M.A., University of New Hampshire
A.B., Bowdoin College


Research Interests

Biography. Victorian literature and culture, the nineteenth-century novel and its backgrounds.  Modernism, and contemporary fiction.


Teaching Fields

Biography. Victorian literature and culture, the nineteenth-century novel and its backgrounds.  Modernism, and contemporary fiction.


Selected Publications

Eminent Georgians (St. Martin's Press, 1995)

Novelists in Their Youth (St. Martin's Press, 1990)

Jane Austen's Lovers and Other Studies in Fiction and History from Jane Austen to le Carre (St. Martin's Press, 1988)

The Life of Jane Austen (Johns Hopkins UP, 1984)

C.P. Snow: An Oral Biography (St. Martin's Press, 1983)

Gissing: A Life in Books (Oxford UP, 1982)

Trollope Centenary Essays (Macmillan and Barnes & Noble, 1981)

Trollope and Politics (Macmillan and Barnes and Noble, 1977)

The Theory of the Novel: New Essays (Oxford UP, 1975)

Jane Austen: Bicentenary Essays (Cambridge UP, 1975)

Editor of four paperback novels in the Oxford Worlds’ Classics series

Additional Information

Professor Halperin has taught at the State University of New York - Stony Brook, the University of Southern California, the University of Sheffield in England, and Vanderbilt University, where he was Centennial Professor of English for twenty-four years before coming to the Claremont Graduate University in 2007. At Vanderbilt he won both the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award and the Outstanding Educator Award. He is also an Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford University. He has twice been a Guggenheim Fellow and is one of the few Americans elected (in 1984) a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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