Faculty Profile

Dr. Robert M. Myers

rmyers3@lhup.edu | 411 Raub Hall, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2236

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Education: B.A., M.A., Ph.D. in English from Penn State University

Courses Most Commonly Taught: Composition, Introduction to Literature, American Literature Before the Civil War, Introduction to Literary Studies, upper-level American literature courses, Introduction to Environmental Studies

Courses Developed:  Introduction to Literary Studies (ENGL205), Advanced Topics in American Literature (ENGL425), Introduction to Environmental Studies (ENVT101), Environmental Studies Liberal Arts Seminar (ENVT328)

Programs Developed: Minor in Environmental Studies

Research Areas: Late 19th to Early 20th century American Literature, Ecocriticism

Books Published: 

Reluctant Expatriate: The Life of Harold Frederic.  Contributions to the Study of World Literature.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1995.  i-xix, 1-195.

"'It's What People Say We're Fighting For': Representing the Lost Cause in Cold Mountain.  In Why We Fought: America's Wars in Film and History.  Ed.  Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor.  Lexington: U Press of Kentucky, 2008.  121-33.

Articles Published: 

"Voluntary Measures: Environmental Stewardship in Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses."  Mississippi Quarterly (accepted for publication).

"’A Purely Ideational Lake’: The Representation of Wilderness in Dreiser's An American Tragedy.”  Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment 20.2 (Spring 2013): 377-95.

"'Desirable Immigrants': The Assimilation of Transplanted Yankees in Page and Tourgée."  South Central Review 21 (Summer 2004): 63-78.

"'The Subtle Battle Brotherhood': The Construction of Military Discipline in The Red Badge of Courage."  War, Literature & the Arts (Special Edition: Stephen Crane in War and Peace, 1999): 128-40.

"Editing 'The Yellow Wall-paper."  Review 21 (1999): 133-40.

"A Review of Popular Editions of The Red Badge of Courage."  Stephen Crane Studies 6 (Spring 1997): 2-15.

"Antimodern Protest in The Damnation of Theron Ware."  American Literary Realism 26 (Spring 1994): 52-64.

"Relocating Realism."  Review 15 (1993): 161-68.

"Harold Frederic and the Writers of the Nineties."  Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens 36 (October 1992): 121-30.

"Dreiser's Copy of McTeague."  Papers in Language and Literature  27 (Special Dreiser Issue, Spring 1991): 259-66.

"'God Shall Be All in All': The Erasure of Hell in Paradise Lost." Seventeenth Century 5 (Spring 1990): 43-53.

Areas of Expertise: Late 19th to Early 20th century American Literature, Ecocriticism, The Environmental Consequences of Hydro-Fracturing for Shale Gas