John Peters, Ph. D. | Department of English

John Peters, Ph. D.

Distinguished Research Professor
115 Auditorium

John Peters is the author of Joseph Conrad's Critical Reception (Cambridge 2013), a history of the commentary on Conrad, and Conrad and Impressionism (Cambridge 2001), which considers Joseph Conrad's works in light of the epistemological underpinning of impressionism. Conrad and Impressionism was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2001 and was runner up for the Adam Gillon Book Award in Conrad Studies for the best book published from 2001 through 2004. He is also author of The Cambridge Introduction to Joseph Conrad (Cambridge 2006); editor of A Historical Guide to Joseph Conrad (Oxford 2010), Conrad in the Public Eye (Rodopi 2008), Joseph Conrad's Under Western Eyes (Broadview 2010), and volume two of Joseph Conrad: The Contemporary Reviews (Cambridge 2012). His Norton Critical Edition of Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer and Other Stories is forthcoming. He is translator of Takamura Kōtarō's book The Chieko Poems (Green Integer 2007) and recently received a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts to translate Takamura's book Journey. His articles have appeared in such journals as Studies in Short Fiction, Studies in the Novel, College Literature, English Language Notes, Victorian Review, The Conradian, and Conradiana. He is a former President of the Joseph Conrad Society of America and current General Editor of Conradiana. His main areas of interest are Conrad studies, British Modernism, Victorian literature, American Modernism, and Japanese translation. Along with his translation of Takamura's book Journey, he is currently working on a book project on the aesthetics of perception in the works of Oscar Wilde.

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