Gordon Fraser, Assistant Professor
Office: Minard 318E52
Gordon Fraser joined the English faculty in January 2015 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. As a specialist in nineteenth-century and early American literature, his research examines the intersections of race, nationalism, and the history of science across North American print cultures. Professor Fraser’s scholarship has appeared in such journals as PMLA, American Quarterly, and J19, among others, and he was the recipient for 2015 of the William Riley Parker Prize, the oldest award given by the Modern Language Association. He has also held a Draper Fellowship from the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute and a Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society.
At NDSU, Professor Fraser teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on nineteenth-century and early American literature and print culture.
Recent and Selected Publications
“Emancipatory Cosmology: Freedom’s Journal, The Rights of All, and the Revolutionary Movements of Black Print Culture.” American Quarterly 68.2 (2016): 263-86.
“Troubling the Cold War Logic of Annihilation: Apocalyptic Temporalities in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.” PMLA 130.3 (2015): 599-614.
- Winner of the William Riley Parker Prize for 2015
“Transnational Healing in Pauline Hopkins’s Of One Blood; or, The Hidden Self.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 46.3 (2013): 364-85.
“Circulation and Resistance: The Marrow of Tradition and the 1900 New Orleans Race Riot.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 1.2 (2013): 363-85.
“The Anxiety of Audience: Economies of Readership in James’ Hawthorne.” Henry James Review 34.1 (2013): 1-15.
Regularly Taught Courses
English 476/676: Topics in American Literature
English 345: Themes in American Culture
English 340: Nineteenth-Century Fiction
English 317: American Literature I