DENNIS MOORE, Associate Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Ph.D. North Carolina (1990), specializes in the literature and culture of eighteenth-century America and in U.S. literature to 1900 as well as in African American literature and culture. Associate Faculty, African-American Studies Program; affiliated faculty, History of Text Technologies program. He founded and now co-choreographs the American Studies Association's Early American Matters Caucus and is a Board member and recent president of the A.S.A.'s largest regional chapter, "SASA" — which met in early 2013 in Charleston. He is also a past president of the interdisciplinary Society of Early Americanists. Click here to read his presidential address at the SEA's first-ever joint conference (Williamsburg + Jamestown in 2007) with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. For seven years he served as Faculty Director of FSU's Bryan Hall Learning Community; click here for details about the discussion he led, mid-April 2012, on "Why We Still Teach!"
"Overall, Moore's edition of Letters From an American Farmer and Other Essays offers readers a meticulously researched, comprehensive, accessible collection that will significantly contribute to Crèvecoeur scholarship and early American studies."
--from review of the Harvard University Press edition in Early American Literature's special 50th-anniversary issue
Presentations (including one at the Library of Congress and another as a Road Scholar : )
and a panel on that Harvard volume.
- D. M., Letters From an American Farmer and Other Essays -- Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
- D.M. et al., "Chaos History: A Roundtable on Kathleen Donegan's Seasons of Misery," Common-Place.org, 15.2 (Winter 2015)
- D.M. et al., "Hidden in Plain Sight: Colloquy with Annette Gordon-Reed on The Hemingses of Monticello: An
American Family," Early American Literature 47.2: 443-59.
- D. M., "Satire, Inoculation, and Crèvecoeur's Letters Concerning the English Nation," Early American Literature 46.1 (Spring 2011): 159-66.
- D.M. et al., "Colloquy with Marcus Rediker on The Slave Ship: A Human History." --
Lead piece in Atlantic Studies, 7. 1 (2010): 5-45
- D.M. et al., "Colloquy with the Author: Vincent Carretta and Equiano, the African." -- Lead piece in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, v. 38 (2008): 1-14
- Assembling The New Crèvecoeur, a collection of theoretically informed essays.
- "From 'The Melting Pot' to Multiculturalism." Teaching the Literatures of Early America, ed. Carla Mulford. New York: Modern Language Association, 1999, 309-20.
- More Letters from the American Farmer: An Edition of the Essays in English Left Unpublished by Crèvecoeur (editor), U of Georgia Press, 1995 -- designated "An Approved Edition" by Modern Language Association's Committee on Scholarly Editions, 1994.
- "'A Family Truly Divided Indeed': Domesticity and the Golden Age in Crèvecoeur's Unpublished Manuscripts," Studies in the Humanities, 1991.
Two decades and counting: quite the array of interdisciplinary colloquies [click here for list-in-progress]
- 2013, University Teaching Award again, "In Recognition of Excellence in Teaching"
- 2009, Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book (for May 2010), from the Beinecke Rare Book and
Manuscript Library, Yale University
- 2008, one of FSU's three nominees, this time, national Professor of the Year Award
- 2007, one of FSU's two nominees, again, Professor of the Year Award
- 2006 to present, Society of Early Americanists' "Honoring Excellence in
- 2005, University Teaching Award
- 2005, one of FSU's two nominees, again, Professor of the Year Award
- 2005, Being There Award -- Division of Student Affairs
- 2004, one of FSU's two nominees, Professor of the Year Award
- 2003, FSU's Seminole Faculty/Staff Award
- 2002 to present, "ASECS Honors Its Great Teachers" list
- 2002, Member, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary Society ("ODK")
- 2002, Faculty recipient of Knowledge Award, ODK's third annual Leadership
- 2001, Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honour Society
- 1999, University Distinguished Teacher Award list
- 1999, Being There Award -- Division of Student Affairs
- 1995, Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award, "For Excellence in College Teaching"
- 1995, Seminole Teaching Award -- Division of Student Affairs
- 1995, FSU Faculty Member of the Month Award -- Golden Key
- 1993, University Teaching Award, "In Recognition of Excellence in Teaching"
- 1991, Summer stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities
- Chair, new Faculty Senate committee creating FSU's ROAD SCHOLARS series
- "Listen. Reflect. Discuss. Repeat as Needed": leading discussion, "Faculty Luncheon Series" at the Presbyterian University Center, April 17, 2012
- Organized and served as moderator for all-day, interdisciplinary "Coffee Symposium," at invitation of Scholars' Commons, Strozier Library (October 10, 2011)
- Faculty member on Golden Tribe Lecture Series committee, 2010 to present
- Faculty member on "One Book / One Campus" committee, 2006-2014
In conjunction with 2011 selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks:
- co-leading discussion (with Dr. Barbara Stevens Heusel) for
Strozier Library, August 17, 2011
- leading discussion for Bryan Hall Learning Community, September 8, 2011
- participating in interdisciplinary panel organized by FSU's
Center for the Humanities and Society, September 16, 2011
- Faculty Director, Bryan Hall Learning Community: 2000-summer 2004 and again summer 2008-summer 2011
- Coordinating Director, summer 2003 to summer 2008, University Learning Communities
- Elected At-large member of Faculty Senate representing College of Arts and Sciences, 2002-2012
- Elected member of Faculty Senate Steering Committee, 2003-2008; Elected Chair of Senate Library Committee, 2008-2011, and elected Co-Chair, 2011-2013
- Faculty advisor, Presbyterian University Center's student organization and Running Club at FSU
- Board, Friends of the FSU Libraries, 1994 to present, and Program chair, 1995-2005
- Member of the Library's Advancement Board (2009--) and its Editorial Board (2010--)
- the American Studies Association's southern-regional affiliate, SASA: President, 2011-2013; Executive Board, 2005--; leader of its Critoph Prize Committee (Chair, 2004-2011; co-chair, 2011-2013) honoring best paper by a graduate student at SASA's biennial conference; and co-chair of host committee for its 2003 conference
- Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, regional affiliate of ASECS: elected to Board for two three-year terms: 1992-1995 and 2006-2009
- Organizer and now co-choreographer, "Early American Matters" caucus within American Studies Association
- Society of Early Americanists Founding mentor, the SEA's Junior Scholars' Caucus, 2015-2018; President, 2005-2007; co-chair of program committee for the SEA's first-ever joint conference with the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2007; associate chair of program committee for SEA's 2001 national conference and member of program committees for 2007, 2008 and 2009 national conferences
- Member, representing SASA, of ASA's Regional Chapters Committee, 2007-2016
- American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies: member of program committees for national conferences at Colorado Springs (2002) and Williamsburg (2014)
- Advisory Board, ASECS's On-Line Book Reviews project
- international Iris Murdoch Society: founding member, at the 1986 MLA, and active ever since