Eldrid Herrington

Dr Herrington received her degrees from Princeton and the University of Cambridge and has published in the fields of American and British literature, culture, politics, and history as well as in medicine and engineering. A lecturer at a number of universities in the UK, the US and Ireland for 25 years, she has been awarded national fellowships in each country, most recently from the US National Endowment for the Humanities. She has also worked as a political organizer in US local, state, and national elections.

Dr Herrington is currently writing a book on the Lucean American century that examines the consequences of inaugural events in: manufacturing, particularly in the Midwest; interstate and urban infrastructure projects; immigration; the national border with Mexico; the origins of US interests in Middle East oil; and US foreign policy in wartime.

Selected publications

‘Nation and Identity’, The Blackwell Companion to Walt Whitman. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.

The Afterlife of John Brown. New York: Macmillan, 2006.

‘Whitman and Hopkins’, Essays in Criticism. 55:1, 2005.

‘Fit compositions’, Rebound. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004.

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