American (born United States), b. 1959.
Genres: Literary criticism and history.
Career: University of California, Los Angeles, lecturer in English, 1988-89; Emory University, Atlanta, GA, assistant professor of English, 1989.
Publications: Whitman and the American Idiom, 1991; (ed.) Purloined Letters; (ed. and author of intro) The Turning Word: American Literary Modernism and Continental Theory, 1996; The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief, 1997; Literary Criticism: An Autopsy, 1997; Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906, 2002; (with X.J. Kennedy and D. Gioia) Handbook of Literary Terms: Literature, Language, Theory, 2005; (with X.J. Kennedy and D. Gioia) Longman Dictionary of Literary Terms: Vocabulary for the Informed Reader, 2006.
Address: Department of English, Emory University, N. 318 Callaway Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30322, U.S.A.
Online Address: engmb@ emory.edu