New Faculty: Christopher Higgs and Colleen Tripp

July 30, 2015

Christopher HiggsChristopher Higgs earned his Ph.D. in Post-1900 American Literature and Culture from Florida State University, and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University. He is the author of two novels: The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney (Los Angeles: Sator Press), and ONE (New York: Roof Books) in collaboration with Blake Butler and Vanessa Place, as well as two prose chapbooks: Becoming Monster (Lincoln: The Cupboard), and Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously (Baltimore: Publishing Genius Press). His shorter work has appeared widely in print and online in venues such as AGNIPleiadesDenver QuarterlyPost RoadQuarterly WestThe Paris Review, and elsewhere. His work prioritizes narrative innovation and blurring the boundaries between genres. His research and teaching interests include the history of the avant-garde, interdisciplinary experimental practices, narrative theory and technique, modernism, postmodernism, and critical theory.



Colleen TrippColleen Tripp holds an M.A./ Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University and an M.A. in Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her current manuscript, “Pacific Sensations: Seeing Yellow in 19th-century American Print Culture,” engages with the global turn in American literature and considers the role of the China Trade in print culture and racial formation in America. Most recently, she encoded texts for a variety of digital archives, including the Women Writers Project and the Modernist Journals Project, and was selected as a Jay T. Last Research Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society. She also has worked extensively with the Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative (LAMI) at Brown University, helping mentor new undergraduate scholars.