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  • 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
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Eric D. Lamore earned his Ph.D. in English Studies at Illinois State University in 2007. He is the editor of 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). Recently, he contributed chapters on early black Atlantic lives and texts for Joycelyn K. Moody’s History of African American Autobiography (Cambridge UP) and Rhondda Robinson Thomas’s African American Literature in Transition, vol. 1 (Cambridge UP). His scholarly edition of Abigail Field Mott’s 1829 Life and Adventures of Olaudah Equiano, which reissues an unauthorized, abridged, and posthumous edition of Equiano’s autobiography designed for African American children studying at New York African Free Schools, is under contract at West Virginia University Press for its Regenerations: African American Literature and Culture Series. Currently, he is writing a book that 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 scholarly work has been supported by the Bibliographical Society of America, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Antiquarian Society, Library Company of Philadelphia, Haverford College, and the British Library. He also participated in the Association for Documentary Editing’s 48th Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents at Princeton University (2019). He has chaired thesis projects on popular music, masculinity studies, graphic lives, adolescent literature, and slave narratives.