James Fitz Gerald
- Lecturer, English and Media Studies
- Doctor of Philosophy State University of New York at Binghamton
American Literature, 1850-1950; Transnational American Studies; Cultural Studies; Literature and Medicine; Literature and the Environment; History of Science and Medicine
Current research examines the intersection of health and ecology in American fiction, ca. 1860-1910.
James Fitz Gerald earned his Ph.D. in English, General Literature, and Rhetoric from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He specializes in 19th- and 20th-century American literature, with an emphasis on the cultural politics of health, environmentalism, and narrative form. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Literature and Medicine, American Literary Realism, Modern Fiction Studies, Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, and Writing and Pedagogy, among other venues.
Professional MembershipsMulti-Ethnic Literature of the United States 2021 - PresentAmerican Comparative Literature Association 2017 - PresentModern Language Association 2016 - Present
Fitz Gerald, J. (2024). "A World Made Flesh: Ecologies of Health in Rebecca Harding Davis’s Life in the Iron Mills". American Literary Realism . Forthcoming.Fitz Gerald, J. (2021). "'These Jests of God': Arrowsmith and Tropical Medicine's Racial Ecology". Literature and Medicine, (39) 3: 249-272. (Link)Fitz Gerald, J. (2021). "Loving Mean: Racialized Medicine and the Rise of Postwar Eugenics in Toni Morrison's Home". Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, (46) 3: 140-158. (Link)Fitz Gerald, J. (2019). “‘Hounded by the Terrible Threat’: Illness at the Edges of Citizenship in Carlos Bulosan’s America Is in the Heart” . Modern Fiction Studies, (65) 4: 599-617. (Link)Fitz Gerald, J., Ryan, R. (2018). “Form at its Limits: Edward Said, Marxism, and the Valences of Critique” . Open Library of Humanities, (4) 2: 1-21. (Link)
Fitz Gerald, J. (2021). [Review of the book Viral Modernism: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature ]. Modern Fiction Studies, (67) 3: 593-595. (Link)Fitz Gerald, J. (2017). [Review of the book Bioinsecurities: Disease Interventions, Empire, and the Government of Species ]. symploke, (25) 1: 590-592. (Link)
PresentationsFitz Gerald, J. (2022). “The World Made Flesh: Industrial Capitalism and the Political Economy of Health in Harding Davis’s Life in the Iron Mills” Presented at the University of Pennsylvania Institute on Culture and Society Philadelphia, PA Fitz Gerald, J. (2021). ““Student Well-Being: Lessons from the Crisis.”” Presented at the Bentley University Bentley Learning and Teaching Council Colloquium Remote Fitz Gerald, J. (2021). ““Why Literature?: Narrative Knowledge and the Pandemic Present.” ” Presented at the Mount Saint Mary College Sigma Tau Delta Induction Ceremony Newburgh, NY Fitz Gerald, J. (2021). “Arrowsmith and the Racial Ecology of Imperial Medicine” Presented at theModern Language Association
Committee Member for Critical Reading and Writing Committee 2022 - Present
Committee Member for First-Generation Student Support Committee 2020 - PresentCommittee Member for Health Thought Leadership Network 2020 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 2021 - Present