Jeffrey Myers

Jeffrey Myers


Department : English

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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

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).

Professional Memberships

Modern Language Association

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment


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