Eric Bulson
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  • Degrees
    PhD, English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University
    M. Phil., English Literature, Columbia University
    MA, English Literature, Columbia University
    BA, Humanities, Union College
  • Research Interests
    James Joyce, Modernism, Critical theory, Media studies, World literature, Visual storytelling, British and Anglophone literature (1850–2000)

Eric Bulson is a professor of English at Claremont Graduate University with established expertise in modernism, digital humanities, little magazines, critical theory, and world literature. Within these fields, Bulson has researched and published extensively on little magazines, spatiality in modernity, and computational literary analysis. His teaching at Claremont Graduate University incorporates these research interests and includes courses on literary data, narrative theory, the world novel, and visual storytelling in addition to seminars on Dante, Pound, and Joyce.

Before arriving at CGU, Bulson lectured and taught at Columbia University, Yale University, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2018-2019), American Council of Learned Societies (2012-2013), the New York Public Library (2011), the Whiting Foundation (2003-2004), and the Fulbright Foundation (2000-2001).

Bulson is the author, most recently, of ‘Ulysses’ by Numbers (2021, Columbia UP), a computational close reading of Joyce’s famous novel. In addition, he has written little magazine, world form, which examines the global production and circulation of modernism and the avant-garde through a print medium known for its limited production runs and coterie audiences. Other books include The Cambridge Companion to the Novel (2018), which he edited, The Cambridge Introduction to James Joyce (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and Novels, Maps, Modernity: The Spatial Imagination, 1850-2000 (Routledge 2007), a theoretical study of spatial representation in the novel. He is currently at work on a comparative study of Ezra Pound and F.T. Marinetti.

Ulysses by Numbers. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021.

“Tripping his Brains Out: Eric Bulson on Michel Foucault and LSD.” The Times Literary Supplement, (2019).

little magazine, world form. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

Ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Mrs. Dalloway Here, There, Everywhere.” English Language Notes 52, no. 1 (2014): 133-44.

Ulysses by Numbers.” Representations 127, no. 1 (2014): 1-32.

“Modernisms High and Low.” In A Handbook of Modernism Studies, edited by Jean-Michel Rabaté, 55-73. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Narrative Theory
England, Empire, Novel
The Style of Theory
Visual Storytelling
Introduction to Literary Theory
Modernism, Little Magazines & Other Media
The World Novel