B.A. Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1996 M.A. English and American Literature, New York University, 2001 Ph.D. English and American Literature, New York University, 2007
Paul Grimstad earned his PhD in English and American literature at NYU in 2007. His first book, Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses (Oxford University Press, 2013), won the Ronnie and Samuel Heyman prize for outstanding scholarly book by Yale junior faculty. His essays and reviews have appeared in Bookforum, London Review of Books, Music and Literature, n+1, the New Republic, New Yorker, The Paris Review, Times Literary Supplement, Raritan and many other journals and magazines.
Teaching and Research Interests
19th- and 20th-century literature; literature and philosophy; history of ideas; detective fiction, science-fiction; music