Caleb Doan

Visiting Professor
Department of English

223 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3052
[email protected]

Caleb Doan

ENG 105 Literatures in English
ENG 215 Foundations of Literary Study: Genre
ENG 225 American Literature I
ENG 226 American LIterature II
ENG/AAA 231 Early African American Literature
ENG 335 Literature of American Minorities

Research and Teaching Interests
American Literature (especially Nineteenth-Century), Multicultural American Literature, African American Literature, Transpacific Studies, Atlantic Studies

Recent Publications
“Poe’s ‘Vast Island-studded Ocean,’” invited article Poe Studies, special issue on “Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes” (forthcoming in Fall 2021).

“Drink, Doubling, and Perverseness in Poe’s Fiction.” In Southern Comforts: Drinking and the U.S. South, edited by Conor Picken and Matt Dischinger. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, March 2020. Co-authored with J. Gerald Kennedy.

“From Typee’s Tommo to Moby-Dick’s Ishmael: Gift Exchange in the Capitalist World System.” Atlantic Studies 13, no. 2 (2016): 206-226.

Editorial Work
Member of the Advisory Board of Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation, 2023-present.
Editorial Assistant for Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allan Poe, edited by J. Gerald Kennedy and Scott Peeples. New York and London: Oxford UP, 2019.

Creator and Host of POEcast: The Poe Studies Association Podcast. (Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts).

Work in Progress
Pacific Crosswinds: Antebellum American Narratives and the Transpacific World.

Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.A., Louisiana State University
B.A., University of Virginia

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