Prof. Matthew Eatough

Matthew Eatough


Location: VC 7-240
Phone: (646) 312-3910


Matthew Eatough joins Baruch from Vanderbilt University, where he taught courses in English literature, cultural studies, and critical theory.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin (BA), the University of Chicago (MA), and Vanderbilt University (MA, PhD) he specializes in 20th and 21st century Anglophone literature, with an emphasis in British, Irish, and South African literature. Professor Eatough’s research investigates how economics, literature, and the emotions intersect within a wide range of different disciplines and literary traditions. This includes world-systems theory, biotechnology, British and Irish modernism, African literature, and Atlantic studies.  He is currently at work on a book project that examines how certain conventional imperial genres have helped us to imagine the emotional framework of globalization.  He is the assistant editor of The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms (Oxford, 2012) and the author of recent and forthcoming essays in Modern Language Quarterly, Literature and Medicine, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Safundi.

Most recent or current research:

I am currently at work on a book manuscript that joins economic history and quantitative literary history with close reading in order to examine how certain conventional imperial genres have helped us to imagine the emotional framework of globalization.

Subject Matter Expertise (topics):

Late-nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century Anglophone literature; African literatures, esp. South African; Irish literature; British literature; global modernisms; transnationalism; affect theory; world-systems theory; economic history and literature; biotechnology and literature

Degrees (with institution):

Vanderbilt University (M.A., English; Ph.D., English)

University of Chicago (M.A., Humanities)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., English and History)

Affiliations (boards, organizations):

Modern Language Association, Modernist Studies Association, American Comparative Literature Association, American Conference for Irish Studies, North American Victorian Studies Association

Most recent publications (articles and/books) or exhibitions:

Assistant Editor, The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms (OUP, 2012)

Bowen’s Court and the Anglo-Irish World-System” MLQ 73.1 (March 2012)

“The Time That Remains: Organ Donation, Temporal Duration, and Kazuo

Ishiguro’s Never Let Me GoLiterature and Medicine 29.1 (Spring 2011)

The City University of New York