Luis Iglesias

Associate Professor of English, Department Chair

Luis Iglesias has presented numerous papers and published on sea fiction and the career of James Fenimore Cooper in the journals Nineteenth CenturyThe Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and CultureLiterature of the Early American Republic, and is a frequent contributor to The James Fenimore Cooper Society Journal. He has coauthored an award-winning article in American Literature on race and theatre in early 19th century New York City. He has guest edited a special issue of The Southern Quarterly: The South in a Global Context, Spring 2009. And, he is the general editor for Global Crossroads: A World Literature Reader, the textbook used in the Hybrid/Online ENG 203 class. His larger project is on the development of American sea fiction and the transatlantic dimensions of Cooper’s literary career as America’s first national author. And, he is the historical and scholarly editor of the forthcoming edition of Jack Tier (1846), by James Fenimore Cooper.

In addition, Luis Iglesias is the organizer and facilitator of the Pre-Performance Talk Series, a collaboration with the Department of Theater and Dance: as well as the faculty advisor to USM’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. He is also the Vice-President of the James Fenimore Cooper Society. Luis Iglesias is the recipient of the 2010 Faculty Senate/University President Award for Junior Faculty Teaching as well as the 2015 College of Arts & Letters Outstanding Service Award. He is currently the English Department Chair.


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