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Brown, Harry J., Ph.D. - Faculty Bio

Brown, Harry J., Ph.D.



(765) 658-4682

East College, Room 303
Greencastle, IN


Jane Cooling Brady Professor of English


Harry Brown (PhD, Lehigh University) teaches early American literature, Native American literature, literature of the environment, and game studies. He has published three books. Injun Joe’s Ghost (2004) examines the figure of the Native American mixed-blood in American writing. Videogames and Education (2008) considers the relation between video games and the humanities. Golf Ball (2014), part of Bloomsbury's "Object Lessons" series, looks at such diverse subjects as empire, trade, advertising, landscape design, sport, and mysticism through the lens of a dimpled polyurethane orb. His most recent research involves environmental crisis narratives and American gravestone verse. His recent courses include American Literature: Revolution and Renaissance, Native American Literature, Early American Nature Writing, and Imagining Extinction.