Ed Gillin

Professor of English
Welles 228B

Ed Gillin received his Ph.D. from Brown University. He began teaching at SUNY Geneseo in 1988. Gillin’s research and courses focus primarily on 19th-century and early 20th-century American prose and poetry, as well as 20th- and 21st-century American film. He has published essays in the volumes F. Scott Fitzgerald in ContextShort Story Criticism Vol. 113F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty-First Century, among others. 

He currently serves as the Director of the Thoreau-Harding Project which, with the help and hard work of Geneseo students, began construction of a Walden-inspired cabin in the village of Geneseo in 2012.

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  • ENGL 329: AmVis:Thoreau Harding Project

    A critical study of a theme, movement, or special subject matter of some consequence in the cultural tradition of the United States. Representative offerings might include The Environmental Spirit, Women Writers and Social Reform, Film Heroes, The Puritan Legacy, and The Graphic Novel. (May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203. Offered every fall

  • HUMN 220: W/H/Western Humanities I

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.