Fulbright scholar studying 20th-century literary networks brings expertise to Brock
Published on March 04 2014
Now in it’s third year, the Brock-Fulbright Research Chair in Transnational Studies program aims to bring to the University some of the best U.S. scholars studying North American issues and the movement of people, things and ideas across the border.
The latest visiting scholar to fill the post, Kaplan Harris, is no stranger to this cross-border niche.
The associate professor of English from St. Bonaventure University in Western New York is a leading scholar in the study of North American poetry and publishing, and the cross-national networks of small press print culture.
“When you start studying literature the first things you usually focus on are single authors or movements, the great canon and so forth,” explains Harris. “With my research, I’m not just looking at the form and content of the literature, but also at the cultural production, circulation and consumption of the work.”
While at Brock this semester, Harris is teaching a third-year course on small press magazine networks in the University’s Canadian Studies program.
Kaplan Harris is Brock's third Fulbright Research Chair in Transnational Studies.