M.A. J. Eric Starnes

Ph.D. Student

Department of American and Canadian Studies

Office Hours

September office hours: every Wednesday starting on Sept. 7th from 16:00-18:00

Room: 3.54

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Titles and Degrees

  • 1995 - M. A. in history;  degree granted by Appalachian State University
  • 1990 - B. A. in history; degree granted by Appalachian State University

Research Interests

My research interests at present revolve around the study of American white nationalism. In general, I enjoy researching radical or fringe political and social groups - not only in the context of literary or cultural studies. Since I have a history background, I also delve into phenomena defining the periods of massive social change in the U.S.: the 1920s (commonly known as ‘The Roaring Twenties’) and the 1960s and 1970s. Overall, my research interests focus upon the culture (including history/historiography and literature) of the American South, especially from 1865-1925. Specifically, I am interested in:

  • The development of the first health movement in the United States, specifically as regards attitudes towards food and sexuality
  • The manifestations of the white backlash against diversity/’political correctness’
  • The ideological foundations of the ‘American Dream’ in literature
  • American white nationalist fiction.



Courses Taught

Conversation - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Year

Comprehension - 1st and 2nd Year

Academic Writing - 1st, 4th Year


Last modified on Tuesday, 9 Aug. 2016