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Chacko Thomas Kuruvilla
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
    • Instructor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Online
  • Office Hours Office Hours (Zoom): Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11am - Noon
  • Mail Stop Literature Department
  • Courses Modern Epic:Reading Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, Writing Fiction: The Debut Novel, Emerson/Emersonians and the Creative Writing Process, Henry James and The Art of Portaiture (Writing Fiction), The Ecological Dimensions of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

Summary of Expertise

Emersonianism/aestheticism in nineteenth century literature


Research Interests

Emersonianism/Aestheticism in nineteenth century literature

Biography, Education and Training

University of Minnesota (BA Philosophy), St John’s College at Santa Fe (MA Humanities), University of Minnesota, Carlson School (MBA Management), Columbia University, School of the Arts (MFA Literary Non-Fiction), University of California Santa Cruz (Fifth Year Ph.D Candidate, Literature)








Teaching Interests

Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, American Transcendentalism (Emerson and Thoreau), Emerson and Nietzsche, Henry James and Aestheticism, Creative Writing - Literary Non-Fiction (Memoir, Essay, Travel Writing) and Fiction (The Novel)