STRAND Eric Neil, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 17 Scopus Citations
  • 3 Scopus h-Index
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Eric Strand has a PhD in English from the University of California, Irvine, and joined the Department of English at Lingnan University in fall 2016. Before coming to Hong Kong he taught for several years at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He has published on topics ranging from Lord Byron’s poetry to the post-independence Indian English novel in Studies in Romanticism, Twentieth-Century Literature, and ELH ( His research and teaching focuses on 20th-century American literature and also involves American Studies due to an interest in central symbols such as the “frontier,” a concept that becomes globalized after 1945. His book manuscript, “White Flight: Travel Narratives, Globalization, and the American Middle Class,” analyzes not only official practitioners of the travel genre such as James Michener and Paul Theroux, but also writers such as Elizabeth Bishop, William S. Burroughs and Richard Wright.

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American Identity Arts & Humanities
Communalism Arts & Humanities
Cultural Anthropology Arts & Humanities
Midnight's Children Arts & Humanities
Fiction Arts & Humanities
Indian English Arts & Humanities
Second World War Arts & Humanities
1970s Arts & Humanities

Projects 2018 2020

Research Output 2004 2013

  • 17 Scopus Citations
  • 3 Scopus h-Index
  • 4 Journal Article (refereed)
4 Citations (Scopus)

Lighting out for the global territory : postwar revisions of cultural anthropology and Jewish American identity in Bellow’s Henderson the Rain King

STRAND, E., 2013, In : ELH. 80, 1, p. 287-316 30 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

Cultural Anthropology
American Identity
Saul Bellow
1 Scopus Citations

The last frontier : Burroughs’s early work and international tourism

STRAND, E., 1 Mar 2013, In : Twentieth-Century Literature. 59, 1, p. 1-36 36 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Gandhian communalism and the midnight children's conference

STRAND, E., 1 Jan 2005, In : ELH. 72, 4, p. 975-1016 42 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

Midnight's Children
Indian English


LU RGC Competitive Grants Award 2018

Eric Neil STRAND (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prize / Award