Zachary John Roberts

Zachary Roberts is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature focusing in American literature. His dissertation explores the connections between 19th century American realist and naturalist fiction and the visual arts, particularly painting. His research and teaching interests include: 19th and 20th century American literature and literary history, realist fiction and theories of realism, poetics and aesthetics, art history and visual culture, literature and the environment, Henry James, American cultural criticism, and the folk arts and American literary nationalism. He currently teaches Literature Humanities in the Core Curriculum.