British and Irish Literary Studies
Gary Harrison began teaching at UNM in 1987, after graduating from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in English, specializing late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century literature. At UNM, Harrison served as Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in English, as well as associate and interim Dean of Graduate Studies for UNM. Harrison is the author of Wordsworth’s Vagrant Muse (Wayne State 1994), as well as many articles on literature and culture in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including essays on John Clare, William Wordsworth, Arthur Young, and Thomas Malthus. Co-editor of Western Literature in a World Context  and The Bedford Anthology of World Literature [2004, 2009], Harrison has published articles on literary pedagogy in both Romantic and world literature. His work emphasized the “poetics of acknowledgment” and the connection between georgics and nationalism.