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Gregory Erickson

Gregory Erickson

Clinical Associate Professor
B.M. Music, University of Minnesota, 1994
M.A. English, CUNY Hunter College, 1996
Ph.D. English, CUNY Graduate Center, 2004

Gregory Erickson has taught at the Gallatin School since 2004, specializing in courses on modern literature, popular culture, religion, and music including “Writing Twentieth-Century Music and Culture;” “Beyond Language: The Surreal, the Mystical, and the Monstrous;” and “Contexts of Musical Meaning.” He is the author of The Absence of God in Modernist Literature, published in 2007, and the coauthor of Religion and Popular Culture: Rescripting the Sacred, published in 2008. He has also published in journals such as the Henry James Review and the Journal of Popular Music Studies and in several scholarly collections of essays on television. Erickson is trained as a literary scholar and as a classical musician and performs regularly with professional orchestras and chamber ensembles. He is currently working on a book on heresy and the modern literary imagination.


Contact Information

Gregory Erickson

Clinical Associate Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 417
(212) 992-7767
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Office Hours
Tuesday 10-11
Wednesday (10-2 by appt)
Thursday 10-11, 2-4

Research and Teaching Interests

20th-century American and European literature; James Joyce; religion and literature; 20th-century music; music and literature; postmodernism; cultural studies; television studies

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