Competition: US & Canada
Education: University of Tulsa
Randall Fuller, Chapman Professor of English at the University of Tulsa, is the author of Emerson’s Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists (Oxford UP, 2007), a co-edited collection of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journals (Ohio State UP, 2010), and From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature (Oxford UP, 2011), which won the Phi Beta Kappa’s Christian Gauss Award for best literary criticism. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Humanities, American Literature, American Literary History, Early American Literature, and the New England Quarterly, and has received the Richard Beale Davis Award for Best Essay in Early American Literature, two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, and multiple fellowships from the National Humanities Center. His current book project traces the influence of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species on five extraordinary American intellectuals: Asa Gray, the Harvard botanist; Charles Loring Brace, the child welfare reformer; Franklin Sanborn, a key supporter of John Brown; Bronson Alcott, the philosopher and father of Louisa May; and Henry David Thoreau.