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About Philip Edward Phillips

Philip Edward Phillips (PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1996) is associate dean of the University Honors College and professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches medieval, early modern, and early nineteenth-century American literature. He is President of the Poe Studies Association.


Present Professor of English, Middle Tennessee State University
Present Associate Dean, University Honors College, Middle Tennessee State University

Research Interests

Late Antique and Medieval Studies, Early Modern Literature, and Early Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Research Award, Middle Tennessee State University, 2014-2015
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Belmont University, 2012
  • W.T. Bandy Fellowship, Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2010-2012
  • Mary Catherine Mooney Research Fellowship, Boston Athenæum, 2008-2009
  • Distinguished Research Award, Middle Tennessee State University, 2007-2008


  • European Literature to 1400
  • British Literature I
  • Medieval English Literature
  • Introduction to Graduate Studies: Bibliography and Research Methods
  • Studies in Milton
  • Major American Authors: Edgar Allan Poe

Contact Information

University Honors College
Middle Tennessee State University, Box 267
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


Books (6)

Contributions to Books (13)

Articles and Reviews (21)