Donald E. Pease
Professor of English
The Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities
Chair of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program
Founding Director, Futures of American Studies Institute
My scholarship and teachingrange across a number of topics, periods, genres and styles from scholarship in 19th century American literature and modern American drama and an interpretive biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel, to more theoretical writing about national narratives, imperial stateexceptionalisms, bio-politics, comparative and transnational AmericanStudies, to edited volumes, special issues of academic journals, introductory editions, and nonacademicpolitical writing. Over the past 24 Summers I have directed the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth, an academic summer institute dedicated to presenting new work and critiquing the field of American Studies.
English and Creative Writing
EducationPh.D. University of Chicago
.“Ahab’s Electromagnetic Constitution,” Ahab Unbound,Melville and the Materialist Turn, Eds., Meredith Farmer, Jonathan Schroeder (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2022).
“The Après-Coup: President Trump’s Counter-Transference of Power,”Amerikastudien / American Studiesvolume 66, no. 1, 2021, Common Grounds? American Democracy after Trump, eds.Cedric Essi, Heike Paul, and Boris Vormann.
Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies, co-edited with Winfried Fluck and John Carlos Rowe in Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies 2011
"Donald Trump’s Settler-Colonist State: A New Era of Illiberal Hegemony?” Trump’s America: Political Culture and National Identity,ed. Liam Kennedy (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2020).
Works In Progress
American Studies after the New Americanists
Transnational American Studies in Theory and Practice
Re-Scripting the Korean War