Phillip Beard has an MA from the University of Virginia and a PhD from the University of Maryland. He specializes in American modernism and its relationship to romanticism; his dissertation is "F. Scott Fitzterald's Nostalgia and the Twilight of the American Sublime." He has recently written an essay about the American philosopher George Santayana which analyzes transcendentalist, romantic elements in this proto-modernist figure. In the academic year 2003-2004 Beard taught American Literature as a Fulbright Scholar at Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald," in The Encyclopedia of the Midwest, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, forthcoming.
"Cooled Cats: The Limited 'Freude' of Lowell's 'To Delmore Schwartz,' Explicator 62.1 (2003): 47-50.
"The Dark of Heaven: G.M. Hopkins' Tragic Sense of Self," Literature and Belief, 19:1,2. 1999.
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