Eric Norton

Eric Norton (no photo)

Associate Professor

Academic Credentials

B.A., University of Southern Indiana
M.A., Boston University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


Eric Norton’s research and teaching interests span early and nineteenth century American literature and focus more specifically on race, gender and sexuality, politics, sustainability, and social reform. He has presented his work at numerous conferences, and his article, “”Temperance Friction,”” published in Studies in the Novel, seeks to recover the work of Sophia Robbins Little, a Rhode Island social reform writer and activist. Dr. Norton serves as faculty advisor for Marymount’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society, and helps to coordinate the minor in Sustainability.

Other Information

Teaching Area

  • American literature
  • African-American literature
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Literature and Sustainability
  • Literature and Politics

Research Interests

  • American literature to 1900
  • African-American literature
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Literature and Sustainability
  • Literature and Politics


“”Temperance Friction,”” Studies in the Novel 49, no. 2 (2017): 170-88.


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