Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society
  • Rank: Full Professor
  • Education: PhD, Illinois State University (Dec. 2007)
  • Research Areas: Literature of the Early Black Atlantic, African American Literature, Early American Literature, Literary Criticism and Theory, the Teaching of Literature, and Life Writing
  • Office: OF-118 Ext.6117
  • Email: eric.lamore@upr.edu

Eric D. Lamore earned his Ph.D. in English Studies at Illinois State University in 2007. He is the editor of Abigail Field Mott’s The Life and Adventures of Olaudah Equiano: A Scholarly Edition (West Virginia UP, 2023), Reading African American Autobiography: Twenty-First-Century Contexts and Criticism (U of Wisconsin P, 2017), and Teaching Olaudah Equiano’s Narrative: Pedagogical Strategies and New Perspectives (U of Tennessee P, 2012) as well as co-editor (with John C. Shields) of New Essays on Phillis Wheatley (U of Tennessee P, 2011). Other notable publications include invited chapters on early Black Atlantic lives and texts for Joycelyn K. Moody’s A History of African American Autobiography (Cambridge UP, 2021) and Rhondda Robinson Thomas’s African American Literature in Transition, 1750–1800, volume 1 (Cambridge UP, 2022). Currently, he is writing a monograph in which he merges the fields of early Black Atlantic literature, print cultures, book history, and textual editing. He has held Visiting Scholar appointments at the University of Chicago and New York University. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Library Company of Philadelphia, American Antiquarian Society, Bibliographical Society of America, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Haverford College, and the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. He has chaired thesis projects on popular music, masculinity studies, graphic lives, adolescent literature, and slave narratives.