John Casey earned his PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is currently employed as a Lecturer and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies. His research focuses on the cultural legacy of the Civil War and the influence of war veterans on American literature. Current publications include “Searching for a War of One’s Own—Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, and the Glorious Burden of the Civil War Veteran,” which appears in the Fall 2011 issue of the journal American Literary Realism, and an essay titled “Veterans” in the collection Civil War America: A Social and Cultural History. A book manuscript titled New Men: Creating the Concept of the Veteran in Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture is currently under review by Fordham University Press. He is also the recipient of two fellowships—The Upton Foundation Fellowship on Civil War America at the University of Michigan and The Filson Fellowship at the Filson Historical society in Louisville, KY. In his spare time John blogs on local politics and the state of dysfunction in Higher Education. You can also find him promoting and commenting on various things via twitter @JohnACaseyJr.
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