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David Earle

David Earle


David Earle, chair for the Department of Art and Design, is on loan from the English Department, where he specializes in Modernist Literature and Print Culture. He has published extensively on pulp magazines and popular publishing of the 20th century. 

Earle’s interest in popular culture and book collecting led him to examine the history of mass circulation magazines, especially the pulp paper magazines of the 20th century. He utilized this research to write two books: “Recovering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form,” explores how modernism was available to the public in popular forms, and “All Man!: Hemingway, 1950s, Men’s Magazines, and the Masculine Persona,” examines hyper-masculinity post-World War II through Ernest Hemingway and men’s magazines.

In 2010, Earle received national and international acclaim for his book on Hemingway and men’s magazines, including the Bronze Prize in Popular Culture from Foreword Reviews magazine, the Grand Prize in Literary Criticism from the Independent Book Publisher Association, and the Grand Prize in Popular Culture from the International Book Awards.

He is currently working on a history of the cocktail book and a collection of the flapper fiction of Dawn Powell.

Degrees & Institutions:

He received a bachelor’s degree in English from Case Western University, a master’s degree in English literature from Cleveland State University and a doctorate degree in modern literature from the University of Miami, where he was editor of the James Joyce Literary Supplement.

Keywords: modern literature, American literature, pulp magazines, book history, Victorian Literature, 20th century mass literature