Chris Messenger

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: English
    Title: Professor of English
    Office: 1920 UH M/C 162 Phone: 4132227
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Sentimentalism in literature and American culture, specifically 20th century; Long term research projects on F. Scott Fitzgerald (well under way) and E. L. Doctorow (beginning stages).

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: flexible

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Junior or senior standing; English major; research skills and reading background in 20th century American fiction. Must already be familiar with several works of Fitzgerald and/or Doctorow. Would much prefer a student who has already studied one or both of these writers with me in a class.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    In the case of Fitzgerald, working with the TENDER IS THE NIGHT manuscripts. In the case of Doctorow, working up a directed preliminary bibliography and source materials.

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