Joseph McElrath

William Hudson Rogers Professor
19th-century American literature, textual and bibliographical studies, and scholarly editing

JOSEPH R. MCELRATH, JR., William Hudson Rogers Professor of English, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and University Liaison to the FSU's accrediting agency (SACS), received his B.A. at LeMoyne College, his M.A. at Duquesne University, and his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina. He specializes in late 19th-century American Literature, Textual & Bibliographical Studies, and Scholarly Editing. Biographer of Frank Norris (Frank Norris, A Life [2006]), he presently serves as the Textual Editor of the two-volume Life and Times of Frederick Douglass edition in the autobiographical series of the Frederick Douglass Papers project (IUPUI) published by Yale University Press.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

  • Frank Norris, A Life (Champaign: U of Illinois P, 2006), with Jesse S. Crisler
  • An Exemplary Citizen: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1906-1932 (Stanford U.P., 2002), with Jesse S. Crisler and Robert C. Leitz, III
  • Charles W. Chesnutt: Essays and Speeches (Stanford UP, 1999), with Robert C. Leitz, III, and Jesse S. Crisler
  • Critical Essays on Charles W. Chesnutt (Hall, 1999)
  • "To Be An Author": Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1889-1905 (Princeton UP, 1997), with Robert C. Leitz, III
  • John Steinbeck: The Contemporary Reviews (Cambridge UP, 1996), with Jesse S. Crisler and Susan Shillinglaw
  • The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris (American Philosophical Society, 1996), with Douglas K. Burgess
  • Frank Norris: A Descriptive Bibliography (U of Pittsburgh P, 1992)
  • Frank Norris Revisited (Twayne, 1992)
  • The Complete Works of Anne Bradstreet (Twayne, 1981), with Alan P. Robb
  • Frank Norris: The Critical Reception (New York: Burt Franklin, 1981), with Elizabeth Knight
  • Frank Norris: A Reference Guide (Hall, 1974), with Jesse S. Crisler

AWARDS AND RESEARCH GRANTS

  • American Philosophical Society Travel Grants, 1975 and 1986
  • Research Fellowship, Bibliographical Society of America, 1989
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1993
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, 1994
  • Florida State University System Teaching Award, 1995
  • John Frederick Lewis Award of the American Philosophical Society, 1996
  • James D. Hart Award of the Frank Norris Society, 1997
  • Florida State University System Professional Excellence Award, 1997
  • Lyman H. Butterfield Award of the Association for Documentary Editing, 1998
  • National Science Foundation Grant (Science & Technology Studies Program), 1998
  • National Science Foundation Grant (Science & Technology Studies Program), 1999
  • Florida State University Excellence in Teaching Award, 1999
  • Sylvia Lyons Render Award of the Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association, 1999
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grant (Collaborative Research Program), 2000
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers, 2003
  • Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2006
  • Sylvia Lyons Render Award of the Charles Waddell Chesnutt Association, 2006

Publications By This Author
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