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2013–2014 Cultural and Community Events

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Graduation Information (Saturday, May 17, 2014)

Tori Jackson '15

HC Profiles

Tori Jackson '15

Dr. Tom Perrin

  • Assistant Professor of English

Contact Information:


  • Ph.D., English Literature, The University of Chicago
  • M.A., English Literature, The University of Chicago
  • M.A., English Literature, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • B.A., English Literature, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • PG.Dip.  Theatre Directing, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, United Kingdom


Dr. PerrinDr. Perrin joined the Huntingdon Department of Language and Literature
faculty in 2011 after serving as a B.A. preceptor, lecturer, course
assistant, and writing instructor at the University of Chicago.  His
doctoral thesis topic is "Across the Great Divide: Modernism and the
Middlebrow, 1945–60."



Guest Coeditor of cluster of essays on Patricia Highsmith, forthcoming
in Post45, 2012

Perrin, T. The Old Men and the ‘Sea of Masscult’: T. S. Eliot, Ernest
Hemingway, and Middlebrow Aesthetics,” forthcoming in American
Literature 84.1 (March 2012)

Perrin, T. “Rebuilding Bildung: The Middlebrow Novel of Aesthetic
Education in the Mid-Twentieth Century US,” forthcoming in Novel: A
Forum on Fiction 44.3 (Fall 2011)

Perrin, T.  (Fall 2008).  Beauty and the Priest: The Use and Misuse of
Aesthetics in The Damnation of Theron Ware.  Arizona Quarterly, 64.3,

Book Reviews

How to Live.  (October 17 2008).  Review of David Guterson, The Other.
Times Literary Supplement, 21.

A Fib for History.  (March 14 2008).  Review of Louis de Bernières, A
Partisan's Daughter.  Times Literary Supplement, 21.

No Harm Done.  (September 21 2007).  Review of Amy Bloom, Away.  Times
Literary Supplement, 20.

Memories of Peace.  (November 10 2006).  Review of Ian Rankin, The
Naming of the Dead.  Times Literary Supplement, 21.

A Curdled Confection.  (August 11 2006).  Review of Irvine Welsh,
Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs.  Times Literary Supplement, 23.

Thoughts of the Stars.  (June 2 2006).  Review of John Haskell, I Am
Not Jackson Pollock.  Times Literary Supplement, 23.

Shanghai Nights.  (March 10 2006).  Review of Juan Marsé, Shanghai
Nights.  Times Literary Supplement, 21.

Selected Conferences and Presentations

Papers Given

‘All Truly Great Art Is Propaganda’: Ann Petry and the Aesthetics of
the Social Problem Novel. American Studies Association Conference,
Baltimore, MD, October 2011

The Second-Greatest Story Ever Told: James Michener’s Hawaii and the
Aesthetics of the Middlebrow Epic. Post45 Conference, Cleveland, OH,
April 2011

Rebuilding Bildung: Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt and the
Aesthetics of the Middlebrow Novel. Popular Culture Association
Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2011

‘Middlebrow Enjoys “Cocktail Party” Too’: T. S. Eliot and the End of
Modernism. Futures of American Studies Institute, Hanover, NH, June

Organizational and Service Work

Patricia Highsmith: Developing New Critical Paradigms.  (April 2011).
Popular Culture Association Conference.  San, Antonio, TX.  Chair and

Students’ Committee. American Studies Association. 2007–09. Member

Selected Honors and Awards

Norman MacLean Teaching Fellowship, The University of Chicago, 2008–09
Maramarco Summer Research Grant, The University of Chicago, 2008
Century Fellowship, The University of Chicago, 2004–09
Manners Scholarship, University of Cambridge, 2000–01

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