Paul Alkon

Leo S. Bing Professor Emeritus of English and American Literature

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

 

Education

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

  • 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  




  • USC Dornsife Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
  • Fax: (213) 741-0377