Mercyhurst University

Brian Reed, Ph.D.

Dean of Faculty, Associate Professor

Preston 215

(814) 824-3347

Professor Reed is particularly fascinated by the strange dichotomies of order and chaos in eighteenth-century British literature, the development of modern themes in a wide range of fiction and poetry, the construction - through language and culture - of widely held conceptions of gender and race, the impact of privilege on writing, and the role of writing in either reinforcing or challenging the values of a particular culture.

Dr. Reed holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, an M.A. from Youngstown State University, and a B.A. from Wittenburg University.