Jeffrey Myers

Professor, English


  • PHD, Tufts University
  • MA, Tufts University
  • AB, Dartmouth College

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 150      Roots: Literature
  • ENGL 210      Exposition and Argumentation
  • ENGL 253      Masterworks of American Literature
  • ENGL 279      Literature and the Environment
  • ENGL 287      Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • ENGL 305      African American Literature   
  • 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
  • Research
    • Early and Nineteenth-Century American Literature
    • Environmental Literature
    • Ecocriticism
    • Critical Race Studies
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities


    • Converging Stories: Race, Ecology, and Environmental Justice in American Literature.  University of Georgia Press, 2005.

    Scholarly Articles

    • "Getting Back to an Imagined Nature: The Mannahattan Project and Environmental Justice." American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship: Thinking and Acting in the Local and Global Commons. Ed. Joni Adamson and Kimberly Ruffin. Routeledge, 2012. 
    • “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).

    Literary Non-Fiction

    • "Stone Barns: Farming in America's Oldest Suburb." Hawk and Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability." Volume 8 (2016). 
    • "Into the Suburban Wild." Sharing the Earth: An International Environmental Justice Anthology. Ed. Elizabeth Ammons and Modhumita Roy. University of Georgia Press, 2014. 
  • Professional Experience and Memberships
    • 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