Director, Isaacs Scholarship and English Honors Program
Areas of Expertise/Research
- 20th Century British Literature and Culture
- Contemporary Fiction
North Academic Center
Robert Higney teaches twentieth-century British and Anglophone writing, global modernism, contemporary fiction, and the history of the novel. His research interests are in questions of character and narrative form, institutions and infrastructure, and how literary forms migrate into historical, biographical, and theoretical writing.
PhD, Johns Hopkins University (2014)
MA, Johns Hopkins University (2008)
BA, Boston College (2004)
Institutional Character: Empire and Collectivity in the Modernist Novel (forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press)
"Institutions, Genres, Readers," Contemporary Literature 60.2 (Summer 2019): 289-299.
Review of Figures of Catastrophe: The Condition of Culture Novel, by Francis Mulhern, Modernism/modernity 24.2 (April 2017): 412-414
“‘Law, Good Faith, Order, Security’: Joseph Conrad’s Institutions,” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 48.1 (Spring 2015): 85-102