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Bruce A. Harvey
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director of SEAS
Director of Liberal Studies

School of Environment, Arts and Society

Florida International University
Biscayne Bay Campus, ACI 320

Spring 2013 Office Hours: by appointment

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Ohio University, Honors College--B.A. English

Stanford University--Ph.D. English

Teaching & Research Interests:

American Literature and Culture (pre-Civil War)

Literary and Cultural Studies Theory

Cross-Cultural Geographical/Contact Zones

Affect and Cultural History

Major Publication:

American Geographics: U.S. National Narratives and the Representation of the Non-European World, 1830-1865 (Stanford University Press, 2001)

Recent Essays:

“Being Blue in Hawai’i: Politics, Affect, and the Last Queen of Hawai’i,” in Journal of Transnational American Studies (Jan. 2012)

“Melville, Deep Time, and the World in Ruin, Or, Digging Towards Eternity,” in Juterczenka & Mackenthun, eds., The Fuzzy Logic of Encounter: New Perspectives on Cultural Contact (Waxmann, 2009)

“Science and the Earth,” in Kelley, ed., A Companion to Herman Melville (Blackwell, 2006)


On Being Blue: How to Think about Feeling, from Columbus to Blade Runner