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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’s writing appears regularly in print and online in The Believer, Bookforum, London Review of Books, The New Yorker, n+1, The Paris Review, The New Republic, Times Literary Supplement, Raritan and other journals and magazines. He was the recipient of the Sarai Ribicoff award for teaching excellence at Yale, as well as the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for outstanding scholarly book by Yale junior faculty (Experience and Experimental Writing, Oxford), and has contributed essay chapters to Melville’s Philosophies, American Impersonal, The Other Emerson, and the Oxford Handbook to Edgar Allan Poe. He has taught literature and philosophy at NYU, Columbia, and Yale.
Paul Grimstad's Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses was published by Oxford University Press.
19th- and 20th-century literature; literature and philosophy; history of ideas; detective fiction, science-fiction; music