Gregg Camfield

Title: 
Professor
Phone: 
(209) 233-1072
Research Interests: 

Professor Camfield has published widely on American literature and culture — from 18th century poet Joel Barlow to the television cartoon Beavis and Butt-Head. Mostly he has worked on the ethical and esthetic debates of the nineteenth-century, concentrating on the works of Mark Twain, American literary humor, literary sentimentalism and domesticity. These perspectives inform his three books:

  • Sentimental Twain: Mark Twain in the Maze of Moral Philosophy (Pennsylvania, 1994)
  • Necessary Madness: The Humor of Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Oxford, 1997)
  • The Oxford Companion to Mark Twain (2003)

Currently he is carrying forward the implications of the second book in a study of what new discoveries in neuroscience can tell us about how people respond to literature and other complex artistic representations.

 

Disciplines: 

Graduate Division

Graduate Admissions:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
 
Graduate Funding:
Phone: (209) 228-4622
 
General Inquiries:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Fax: (209) 228-6906
 
Mailing Address:
University of California, Merced
ATTN: Graduate Division
5200 N. Lake Road, SSB 310
Merced, CA 95343

 

Graduate Group

Graduate Group Chair: Arturo Arias
 
Graduate Group Coordinator: Mitch Ylarregui
Phone: (209) 228-4105
 

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