Portrait of Eric Bulson
  • Email
    Eric.Bulson@cgu.edu
  • 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, critical theory, media studies, and world literature. Within these fields, Bulson has researched and published extensively on modernist magazines, spatiality in modernity, and James Joyce. His teaching at Claremont Graduate University incorporates these research interests and includes courses on narrative theory, the world novel, and visual storytelling.

Bulson received his PhD from Columbia University’s English and Comparative Literature Department. Since then, Bulson has lectured and taught at Columbia University, Yale University, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He has received fellowships from the 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 of The Cambridge Introduction to James Joyce (Cambridge University Press, 2006). According to a review by Brian Shaffer of Rhodes College, “Bulson’s slim volume may well be the single best introduction to Joyce presently available.” Bulson is also the author of Novels, Maps, Modernity: The Spatial Imagination, 1850–2000 (Routledge 2007), a theoretical study of spatiality within modern texts. He has also published a wide variety of articles on modernist magazines, James Joyce, and the Italian language in modernism.

In the upcoming year, Bulson has several big forthcoming publications. The first, little magazine, world form (Columbia University Press), is a book-length study of the little magazines that flourished in literary modernism. Other forthcoming publications include The Cambridge Companion to the Novel (Cambridge University Press) and The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines (Oxford University Press).

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

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

Co-edited with Andrew Thacker. The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines 4–6. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.

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
Joyce