Professor and Department Chair
Phone: (901) 678-2651
Office: Patterson 469
Concentration Affiliation: Literary and Cultural Studies
Ph.D., 1995, Purdue University
Eric Carl Link is a Professor of American Literature with specializations in both
Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Science Fiction. His research has focused
on nineteenth-century aesthetic theory, American literary naturalism, speculative
fiction, and the intersections of philosophy, science, and literature. He is the founder
and editor of the scholarly journal ALN: The American Literary Naturalism Newsletter, and is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, teaching in Ukraine in 2008 and in Switzerland
- Link, Eric Carl. The Cambridge Introduction to American Literary Naturalism. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
- Link, Eric Carl. Understanding Philip K. Dick. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2010.
- Link, Eric Carl. The Vast and Terrible Drama: American Literary Naturalism in the Late Nineteenth Century. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2004.
- Link, Eric Carl. Neutral Ground: New Traditionalism and the American Romance Controversy. Co-authored with G. R. Thompson. Louisiana State University Press, 1999.
- Link, Eric Carl. Crosscurrents:Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum. Co-authored with Steven Frye. Pearson/Longman Press. Forthcoming, 2012.
- Link, Eric Carl, ed. Norton Critical Edition of Stephen Crane’s Red Badge of Courage, 4th edition. Co-edited with Donald Pizer. New York: W. W. Norton, 2008.
- Link, Eric Carl, ed. Mark Twain. Taming the Bicycle: Essays, Stories, and Sketches. New York: Barnes & Noble Press, 2009.
- Link, Eric Carl, ed. Critical Insights: The Red Badge of Courage. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2010.
- Link, Eric Carl, ed. Critical Insights: Herman Melville. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2012.