Dr. Brad Campbell

Associate Professor

English Major Advisor

E-mail: Brad Campbell


Ph.D. English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A.  English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A.  English, St. Mary's College of California, magna cum laude


Teaching and Research Interests

American Literature
African American Literature
Literature of Madness 
History of Psychiatry
Environmental Literature Transatlantic Modernism  

Selected Publications

“The Neurasthenic Logic of Robinson Jeffers’s Anti-Urbanism.”  The Wild that Attracts Us: New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers.  Ed. ShaunAnne Tangney.  University of New Mexico Press (2015).
"'Ex Occident LUX':  Jeffers, Thoreau, and the Strange Fruit of the West.'"  Jeffers Studies 13.1-2 (Spring 2012). 

“Intelligence Testing on the Color Line: African-American Literature, Army Alpha/Beta Tests, and the Mania of Mental Difference.”  Presented at Literature, Education and the Sciences of the Mind 1850-1950.  University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.  July 2018. 


Selected Courses Taught 

American Literature: 1830-Present 
Introduction to African American Literature 
Sequence VI: American, British, and Global Anglophone Literature, Late-Nineteenth to Mid-Twentieth Century 
American Modernism in Black and White 
Madness in American Literature
Americans in Paris
California Literature and Geography 
The Literature and Landscape of the American West 

Awards and Honors 

Cal Poly University Distinguished Teaching Award (2021)
Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts Richard K. Simon Award for Outstanding Teaching (2012)
Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (University of Illinois) 


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