Richard J. Larschan
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Colby College
Medieval Literature, 18th-century British literature, Satire
Office Location: LARTS 322
Professor Richard J. Larschan earned his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Colby College, with a year at Exeter University in England. Subsequently, Dr. Larschan earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley with a doctoral dissertation on Jonathan Swift. His academic honors include a Fulbright research fellowship to Trinity College Dublin, a Fulbright Visiting Lectureship to the University of Wales, and four National Endowment for the Humanities summer grants. In addition to various conference presentations, Dr. Larschan has conducted subject workshops with secondary school English teachers.
His publications include a critical introduction to Gulliver's Travels and co-authorship of The Diagnosis is Cancer, a handbook for cancer patients, their families and helping professionals. Dr. Larschan has also edited over a dozen books on major literary figures from Shakespeare and Dickens to Sylvia Plath and Jose Saramago, and has lectured on Public Television as well as produced two educational videos: “Sylvia Plath and the Myth of the Monstrous Mother” and “Sylvia Plath and the Omnipresent/Absent Father.”