Faculty

Eric Newhall

Professor, English and Comparative Literary Studies; Advisory Committee, American Studies

Newhall teaches courses in modern and contemporary American literature and culture.

Contact

  • Office : Swan Hall
  • Phone: 323-259-2859
  • Office Hours : M 2:00-3:00 W 3:00-4:00 R 3:00 - 4:00 & by appointment
  • Email: newhall@oxy.edu

Education: A.B., Occidental College; M.A., Ph.D., UCLA

He has published on subjects ranging from Benjamin Franklin and Ralph Ellison to living and learning communities. His current scholarly interest centers on the search for community in post-WWII American fiction. His departmental courses include the Survey of American Literature, the Novels of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison, Autonomy and Community in Contemporary American Fiction, and the Social Movements of the 1960s.

In addition, in the cultural studies program, he has participated in an interdisciplinary course, Perspectives on Justice in American Culture, and offered a Core seminar, The American Dream: An Intercultural Perspective. Newhall was the original director of the Multicultural Summer Institute and has served as associate dean of the College, faculty council president, and director of the Core Program.

Professor Newhall has been the recipient of the Donald R. Loftsgordon Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Linda and Tod White Teaching Prize for Outstanding Teaching.