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Stephen Park

Assistant Professor of English
Stephen Park


  • Ph.D., University of Southern California

Courses Taught

  • EN 497 Unsettling Early American Literature
  • EN 392 U.S. & Caribbean Literature
  • EN 390 Literature of the U.S./Mexico Border
  • EN 367 First-Generation Writing: Migration and Memory in Recent American Literature
  • EN 291 Race, Law, and American Literature
  • EN 101 Reading Migration / Writing Migration


  • The Pan American Imagination: Contested Visions of the Hemisphere in Twentieth Century Literature. New World Studies Series, University of Virginia Press, 2014. 
    Nominated for the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship.
  • "Credible Fears: The Asylum Narrative as form in Lost Children Archive" (forthcoming)
  • "Free Trade Masculinities and the Literature of NAFTA,” in Routledge Companion to Literature & Economics. Matt Seybold, ed. (Routledge 2018).
  • "Haunting the Plantation: The Global Southern Gothic in Eric Walrond’s Tropic Death,” Southern Quarterly 55.4 (Summer 2018), Special Issue: The Caribbean South. 
  • “‘Say, Is This the USA’? Documenting Modernity in Cuba and the US South,” Comparative American Studies 10.4 (December 2012).
  • “Academic Discourse at Havana: Pan American Eugenics and Transnational Capital in Alejo Carpentier’s ¡Écue-Yamba-Ó!,” Modern Fiction Studies 58.1 (Spring 2012). 
  • “Mesoamerican Modernism: William Carlos Williams and the Archaeological Imagination,” Journal of Modern Literature 34.4 (Summer 2011).

Areas of Specialization

  • 20th-Century American Literature
  • Multiethnic U.S. Literature