Staff Profiles

Dr Eric White

Reader in American Literature

School of English and Modern Languages

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Eric White

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483912


Location: Headington Campus, Tonge Block,T413b

Eric White works on American modernism in the transatlantic context, and his research focuses on  avant-garde writing, literary networks, and technology. He pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, before beginning his postgraduate work at the University of Cambridge, which was supported by a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Before starting at Oxford Brookes, he taught English and American Literature at the University of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University, and the University of Edinburgh. He has been awarded postdoctoral fellowships by Yale University, where he was the Gallup Fellow in American Literature at the Beinecke Library, and by the University of Edinburgh, where he was the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities' charter Newby Trust Fellow. He also held a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford in 2012. In 2014 Eric founded the Avant-Gardes and Speculative Technology (AGAST) Project, which re-imagines the inventions of experimental writers and artists using Augmented and Virtual Reality technology with academic, community and creative partners. The AGAST Project has been profiled at AHRC, TEDx, and other cultural and outreach events, and has been awarded grants by the CILIP/Arts Council England, the European Research Council and the Independent Social Research Foundation.