Chair, Global & International Studies Program
University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor Gunn received his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in 1967 and is a Professor in both the English Department and the Global and International Studies Program. His central interests include American literature, literary theory and criticism, American cultural and religious studies; global literature and culture, literature and religion, and literature and philosophy. Some of his publications include A Historical Guide to Herman Melville (Oxford University Press, 2002); Beyond Solidarity: Pragmatism and Difference in a Globalized World (University of Chicago Press, 2001); and The Culture of Criticism and the Criticism of Culture (Oxford University Press, 1987).