Gary Totten

University Council, Board of Directors | Black Mountain Institute

About Gary

Gary Totten is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. He is the author of African American Travel Narratives from Abroad: Mobility and Cultural Work in the Age of Jim Crow (2015), coeditor of Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing (2015), and editor of Memorial Boxes and Guarded Interiors: Edith Wharton and Material Culture (2007). His articles on late nineteenth- and twentieth-century US literature, multi-ethnic literature, and travel writing have appeared in African American Review, American Indian Quarterly, American Literary Realism, MELUS, Studies in Travel Writing, and Twentieth-Century Literature, among other journals and essay collections.