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Neal Tolchin
Position: Associate Professor, Hunter College. English.
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: 609-439-6468
Room Number: Hunter College 1229HW
Office Hours: By appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Rutgers University.
Research Interests: 19th-century American literature; contemporary multicultural American fiction, employing an eclectic methodology, a blend of new historicism, psychoanalytic theory, and interdisciplinary and American studies approaches.
Specialization: African American Literature and Literary Theory|Nineteenth-Century US Literature


Selected Publications:

  • Mourning, Gender, and Creativity in the Art of Herman Melville. Yale University Press, 1988.
  • "Louise Erdrich" and "Herman Melville's OMOO," in Harper's Encyclopedia of American Literature. eds. George and Barbara Perkins. 1991.

  • "'A Thing Writ in Water': Allan Melvill's Epitaph," in Ahab: Major Literary Characters, ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House, 1991, pp. 184-201.

  • "An Education in Presence: When Literature Comes to Life in Student Journals," in The Writer's Art, The Teacher's Craft, ed. Mimi Schwartz. Heinemann, 1990.

  • "Ralph Waldo Emerson," in The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Criticism and Theory. Eds. Martin Kreiswirth and Michael Groden. Forthcoming from The Johns Hopkins University Press. 1992.