Jeffrey Myers

Jeffrey Myers


Department : English

Email :

Phone : 718-862-7252

Office : MGL 422


PHD, Tufts University
MA, Tufts University


  • Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • Environmental Literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Critical Race Studies

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Manhattan College, 2008-present
  • Assistant Professor, Manhattan College, 2004-2008
  • IHUM Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 2002-2004

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Converging Stories: Race, Ecology, and Environmental Justice in American Literature.  University of Georgia Press, 2005.
  • “Pastoral and Anti-Pastoral in Aaron Douglas’s Aspects of Negro Life.”A Keener Perception:  Ecocritical Studies in American Art History. Eds. Alan C. Braddock and Christopher Irmscher.  University of Alabama Press, 2009.
  • "'Ready to Come Home':  Teaching African American Literature as Environmental Literature."  Approaches to Teaching North American Environmental Literature. Eds. Frederick Waage, Mark Long, and Laird Christensen. MLA, 2008.
  • "Other Nature: Resistance to Ecological Hegemony in Charles W. Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman."  African American Review (Spring 2003, 37.1).
  • "The Anxiety of Confluence: Evolution, Ecology, and Imperialism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness.  ISLE (Summer 2001, 8.2).

Courses Taught/Teaching

  • ENGL 150      Roots: Literature
  • ENGL 210      Exposition and Argumentation
  • ENGL 253      Masterworks of American Literature
  • ENGL 279      Literature and the Environment
  • ENGL 345      Environmental Literature and Ecocriticism
  • ENGL 372      American Literature to 1914
  • ENGL 374      The American Novel to 1914
  • ENGL 375      Studies in Early and 19th-century American Literature