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About Paul Douglass

Paul Douglass is Professor of English and American Literature at San Jose State University, where he is the past Director of the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies and the Steinbeck Fellows Program. His research interests include British Romanticism (Byron Studies), Modern American Literature (Eliot and Steinbeck Studies), Literary Theory, and interdisciplinary approaches to literature-- through Music, Philosophy, and painterly aesthetics. He is the author of Lady Caroline Lamb: A Biography (Palgrave 2004), and co-editor, with Frederick Burwick, of a facsimile edition of Lord Byron and Isaac Nathan's A Selection of Hebrew Melodies, Ancient and Modern (University of Alabama Press, 1988). In 2007 he received the Elma Dangerfield Award of the International Byron Society for publication of new and original work related to the life, works and times of the 6th Lord George Gordon Noel Byron the Poet. In 2009 he was chosen as the President's Scholar of San Jose State University by President Jon Whitmore.
His selection of Lady Caroline Lamb's letters, The Whole Disgraceful Truth, was published by Palgrave in April 2006. Together with Leigh Wetherall, he edited The Works of Lady Caroline Lamb, published by Pickering and Chatto in 2009. This and other publications and projects are listed below in his summary of Scholarly Activity.
With Frederick Burwick (UCLA), he has also inaugurated a Romantic-Era Songs Web-Site dedicated to enabling scholars and music-lovers greater access to recordings of the Theater and Popular Songs, Catches, Airs, and Art Songs of the Romantic Period, including modern settings of Romantic-era lyrics

Positions

1997 Present Professor, San Jose State University English and Comparative Literature
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19982003 Department Chair, San Jose State University English
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

1991 - 2003 California Reading and Literature Project Grant
California Reading and Literature Project
$2,340,000
2000 Graduate Student Assistants Grant
San José State University
$2,000
2000 Lottery Fund Grant
San José State University
$1,000
1990 Development Award Grant
San José State University
$2,500
1986 - 1989 Faculty Development Grants
Mercer University
$2,100
1988 Cradle of the Copperheads Scholarship Award
Jesse Stuart Foundation
1987 Hebrew Melodies
National Endowment for the Humanities
$5,000
1984 American Council of Learned Societies Grant
American Council of Learned Societies
$500
1979 National Teacher Center Grant
National Teacher Center
$1,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2005 - Present Director, Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies, San José State University
2005 - Present Journal Editor, Steinbeck Review
1999 - Present Director, Steinbeck Fellows Creative Writing Program
2003 - 2006 Director, Graduate Program, Department of English, San José State University
1991 - 2003 Director, Central Coast California Literature Project
1995 - 1997 Associate Chair for Personnel, Department of English, San Jose State University
1993 - 1994 Director, Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies
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Honors and Awards

  • President's Scholar Award – San José State University – 2009
  • Elma Dangerfield Award – International Byron Society – 2007
  • Distinguished Service Award – College of Humanities & the Arts, San José State University (SJSU) – 2001

Education

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1981 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
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1976 M.Ed., Claremont Graduate University
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1973 B.A., magna cum laude, Amherst College ‐ English
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Contact Information

Paul.Douglass@sjsu.edu

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Books (9)

Articles and Essays (32)