Eric Solomon

Review Editor, Southern Spaces

Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

Office: Robert W. Woodruff Library

Email: e.e.solomon@emory.edu

Education

  • PhD Student, Department of English, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Spanish, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 2009

Biography

Eric Solomon is a PhD candidate in the department of English at Emory and review editor at the journal Southern Spaces. He has taught courses in southern literature, gender and sexuality in pop culture, and memory and memorial cultures. His dissertation project, “Southern Currents: Liminal Narratives of Love in the Florida Straits (1933–2013),” interrogates the role Key West played in the life and writing of Carson McCullers, Tennessee Williams, Reinaldo Arenas, and John Hersey. Originally from a farm in Leland, Mississippi—birthplace of Kermit the Frog—Eric wants to make it a little easier for us all to be “green.” 

Research

Southern and Circum-Caribbean literatures, studies in genders and sexualities, film, trauma and memory, Buddhist thought