About Mark

Mark Russell Gallagher is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at UCLA and 
the editor of the Thoreau Society Bulletin, a quarterly publication of The Thoreau Society

He is currently working on a dissertation titled "In the Optative Mood: The Transcendental Affects of Emerson, Fuller, and Thoreau," a critical reassessment which argues that American Transcendentalism ought to be understood as an affective discourse. 

Mark's teaching and research interests in American literature include: New England literary history; Puritanism; Romanticism; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Robert Frost; and the Transcendentalists. 

Update: Mark will be presenting at the 27th annual American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016, and at the 75th Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, July 7-10, 2016.