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Paul Alkon

Leo S. Bing Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-2815
Office: THH 420



Ph.D. Eighteenth-Century British Literature, University of Chicago, 1/1962
M.A. , University of Chicago

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Tenure Track Appointments

Leo S. Bing Professor of English, University of Southern California, 01/01/1980-  
Associate Professor (1971-73) & Professor (1973-80), University of Minnesota, 01/01/1971-01/01/1980  
Visiting Professor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, 01/01/1977-01/01/1978  
Associate Professor, University of Maryland, 01/01/1970-01/01/1971  
Instructor & Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 01/01/1962-01/01/1970  

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Teaching Assistant, University of Chicago, 01/01/1960-01/01/1962  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Alkon researches and writes about Eighteenth Century English and French Literature, Utopian Writing, Science Fiction and Winston Churchill.

Honors and Awards

USC Endowed Professorship, Leo S. Bing Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature, 1980-  
University of California Eaton Award for Origins of Futuristic Fiction as best science fiction book published in its year, 1989  
USC Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, 1988  
Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient, 1983-1984  
USC Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award, 1982  
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