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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 — current positions
- Vice President for Global Strategy (since 2017)
- Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives (since 2020)
- Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English (since 2019)
- Senior Research Fellow, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies (since 2017)
Previous positions at Yale University
- Deputy Provost for International Affairs (2017-2019)
- Senior Research Scholar, Comparative Literature (2012-2017)
- Professor of Comparative Literature (2007-2012, 2017-present)
- Professor of English (2007-2012, 2019-present)
- 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 (Selected)
- Grants from China Scholarship Council and Fundación Mujeres por África to support educational programs for Chinese and African leaders (2017-present)
- Grants from Teagle and Luce Foundations to support conference on curricular design (2016)
- Grant from Imitatio Foundation to support conference on René Girard (2011)
- 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)
- 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. Also available in paperback and eBook. 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, fourth, and fifth editions. 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. Fifth edition in progress.
- 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. https://campuspress.yale.edu/modernismlab/.
- Editor. The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Articles & Book Chapters (selected)
- “Globalizing the Liberal Arts: Twenty-First-Century Education.” Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, ed. Nancy Gleason. Berlin: Springer, 2018. 15-38.
- Emily Hayman and Pericles Lewis, “Can there be a Global Modernism?” in The Bloomsbury Companion to Modernist Literature, ed. Mark Nixon and Ulrika Maude. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. 329-48.
- “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.
- “Modernism and Religion.” The Cambridge Companion to Modernism, second edition, ed. Michael Levenson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 178-96.
- “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.
Updated October 2020