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Stanford University – 1990-1997
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature—January 1997
A.M. in Comparative Literature—September 1991
McGill University — 1986-1990
B.A. with first class honors in English Literature—June 1990
Yale University — 1998-present
- Vice President for Global Strategy (since 2017)
- Vice Provost for Global Strategy (since 2019)
- Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature (since 2019)
- Professor of English (since 2019)
- Professor of Comparative Literature (since 2017)
- Senior Research Fellow, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies (since 2017)
- Deputy Provost for International Affairs (2017-2019)
- Senior Research Scholar, Comparative Literature (2012-2017)
- Professor, Departments of English and Comparative Literature (2007-2012)
- Associate Professor, Departments of English and Comparative Literature (2002-2007)
- Assistant Professor, Departments of English and Comparative Literature (1998-2002)
Yale-NUS College, National University of Singapore — 2012-2017
President and Professor of Humanities
University of California, Berkeley — 1996-1998
Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of English
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Master of Arts privatim, Yale University — 2008
- Graduate Mentor Award, Yale University — 2004
- Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Junior Faculty Member, Yale University — 2000
- McGill Graduates’ Society Award for Student Service — 1990
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
- Grants from Teagle and Luce Foundations to support conference on curricular design (2015-2016)
- Grant from Imitatio Foundation to support conference on René Girard (2011-2012)
- Faculty Research Grant, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies (2011-2012)
- Paul Moore Memorial Fund Grants for Instructional Innovation, Yale University (2008-2011)
- John and Yvonne McCredie Fellowship in Instructional Technology, Yale University (2007, 2011-2013)
- Davis Foundation Electronic Library Initiative Course Support Grant (2005)
- Summer Institute in Literary Studies Stipend, National Humanities Center (2003)
- Frederick W. Hilles Publication Fund Grant, Yale University (2002-2003)
- Morse Fellowship for Junior Faculty in the Humanities, Yale University (2001-2002)
- Whitney Humanities Center Junior Faculty Fellowship, Yale University (2000-2001)
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities research Council of Canada (1996-1998)
Books (Sole Author)
- Religious Experience and the Modernist Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Also available in eBook.
- The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Also available in paperback and eBook.
- Modernism, Nationalism, and the Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000). eBook edition 2005; paperback edition 2007. Awarded the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for outstanding scholarly work by a junior faculty member in the humanities at Yale University.
- Editor. The Norton Anthology of World Literature, third edition, fourth edition. Primarily responsible for volume F, Literature Since 1900, under the general editorship of Martin Puchner. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2012. Shorter edition 2013. Fourth edition 2018. Electronic edition 2015: https://digital.wwnorton.com/worldlit3v2.
- Editor, The Norton Anthology of Western Literature, ninth edition. Primarily responsible for final section, Literature since 1900, under the general editorship of Martin Puchner. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.
- Founder and editor. The Modernism Lab, a virtual space for collaborative research on modernism. http://modernism.research.yale.edu.
- Editor. The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Articles & Book Chapters (selected)
- “In Asia, For the World: Liberal Education and Innovation” Experiences in Liberal Arts and Science Education from America, Europe, and Asia: A Dialogue Across Continents, ed. William Kirby and Marijk van der Wende. London: Palgrave, 2016. 47-60.
- Pericles Lewis and Katherine Rupp, “Liberal Education in Asia: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities,” New Global Studies 9 (2015): 245-66.
- Elyse Graham and Pericles Lewis, “Private Religion, Public Mourning, and Mrs. Dalloway,” Modern Philology 111 (2013: 88-106).
- “Inventing Literary Modernism During the Great War.” London, Modernism and 1914, ed. Michael Walsh. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 148-64.
- “Religion.” A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture, ed. Kevin J. H. Dettmar and David Bradshaw. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006. 19-28.
- “Christopher Newman’s Haircloth Shirt: Worldly Asceticism, Conversion, and Auto-machia in The American” Studies in the Novel 37 (2005): 308-28.
- “The Reality of the Unseen: Shared fictions and religious experience in the ghost stories of Henry James.” Arizona Quarterly 61.2 (Summer 2005): 33-66.
- “Teaching Theory through ‘Daisy Miller.‘” In Approaches to Teaching Henry James’s “Daisy Miller” and “The Turn of the Screw.” Ed. Kimberly Reed and Peter Beidler. New York: Modern Language Association, 2005.
- “Churchgoing in the Modern Novel.” Modernism/Modernity 11 (2004): 667-94.
- “Walter Benjamin in the information age? On the limited possibilities for a defetishizing critique of culture.” In Mapping Benjamin: The Work of Art in the Digital Age. Ed. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and Michael Marrinan. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003. 221-9.
- “The Conscience of the Race: The Nation as Church of the Modern Age in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” Joyce Through the Ages. Ed. Michael P. Gillespie. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999. 81-106. Reprinted in the Norton Critical Edition of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce, ed. John Paul Riquelme. New York: Norton, 2007. 451-70.
Featured in news articles or interviews in Asian Scientist Magazine, Barron’s, Bloomberg News, Chronicle of Higher Education, Daily Financial Times (Sri Lanka), EduNation (Singapore), Globe and Mail (Toronto), Guardian (UK), International Herald-Tribune, Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore), Mint Asia (India), Straits-Times (Singapore), Times Higher Education (London), Today (Singapore), University World News, Wall Street Journal, Yale Alumni Magazine, and others, as well as news pieces on BBC World News, Reuters TV, Channel News Asia, and local Singaporean radio and television.
Updated May 2018