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Paul Harris - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Paul Harris Paul Harris

Professor of English | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

Paul A. Harris, Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University, is co-editor of the literary theory journal SubStance, and served as President of the International Society for the Study of Time 2004 – 2013. He maintains a rock garden and blog, which informs his research, artwork and writings about stone. His project The Petriverse of Pierre Jardin, culminating 10 years of this work, is an open-access work of digital theory in the series SubStance@Work. In 2016 he launched a SLOW LMU initiative, and designed “slow time zones” on campus (The Garden of Slow Time and The Displacement Garden). He has exhibited stone installations at the National Gallery of Denmark, Chapman University, and the Arizona State Art Museum Project Space. He has created recent work in collaboration with jazz musician David Ornette Cherry, author David Mitchell, and artist Richard Turner, and is co-author (with Turner and Thomas Elias) of Contemporary Viewing Stone Display (VSANA, 2020).

Education (3)

University of California at Irvine: Ph.D., English 1991

University of California at Irvine: M.A., English 1986

McGill University: B.A., English 1984

Cum Laude

Areas of Expertise (6)

Geo-Poetics & Geo-Philosophy

Literary Theory

Interdisciplinary study of time

Outsider Art/The Watts Towers of Los Angeles

OULIPO/writing under constraints

David Mitchell's fiction

Accomplishments (5)

Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Origins, Visiting Scholar, Contemplative Resource Center (professional)

2020-01-15

Fall 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder

2016-17 Daum Professorship (professional)

Created from a legacy received from Harry M. Daum, Class of 1938, the Daum Professorship is an annual award to a senior professor in the College who has exhibited a record of excellence in teaching and advising, scholarship or creative work, and service to the department, college and university.

President (2004 – 2013), International Society for the Study of Time (http://www.studyoftime.org/) (professional)

Served three terms as President of ISST.

Faculty Senate President, 2010 – 2011 (professional)

Facilitated vote for new Core Curriculum, Faculty Handbook revision

Chair of English Department, 2011 – 2015 (professional)

Chaired department during curriculum revision and transition to 4 unit courses.

Affiliations (2)

  • SubStance: A Journal of Theory and Literary Criticism (Co-Editor)
  • International Society for the Study of Time

Research Grants (6)

Summer Research Grant

Temporal Suspension in the Cretan Labyrinth 

2013

Faith and Justice Research Grant

Re-Engaging Canonical Wisdom Texts: Homelessness in the Book of Job and King Lear 

2011

Faith and Justice Course Development Grant

Detecting the Divine 

2010

Summer Research Grant

“Cosmic Epics and Global Ethics” 

2008

Catholic Studies Course Development Grant

“Wisdom and the Void” 

2007

Marymount Institute Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies

Loyola Marymount University 

2004 - 05

Courses (10)

First Year Seminar: From Eternity to Here

FYS 1000

Spaces of Wonder

ENGL 398

Homelessness: From The Book of Job to the Streets of L.A.

ENGL 398

Time in Philosophy, Fiction, and Film

ENGL 467

Detecting the Divine

ENGL 498

Style in Writing

ENGL 567

A Course About Nothing

ENGL 598

Constraint-based Writing and Literature

ENGL 598

The Labyrinth in American Literature

ENGL 598

Contemporary Critical Theory

ENGL 605

Articles (5)

Tracing the Cretan Labyrinth: Mythology, Archaeology, Topology, Phenomenology Kronoscope: Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Time

"Tracing the Cretan Labyrinth: Mythology, Archaeology, Topology, Phenomenology." Kronoscope: Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Time: 14 (2014): 133-49.

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Introduction: David Mitchell in the Labyrinth of Time SubStance

“Introduction: David Mitchell in the Labyrinth of Time” SubStance 136 Vol 44, no. 1, 2015: 3-7.

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David Mitchell in the Laboratory of Time: An Interview with the Author SubStance

“David Mitchell in the Laboratory of Time: An Interview with the Author.” SubStance 136 Vol 44, no. 1, 2015: 8-17.

David Mitchell’s Fractal Imagination: The Bone Clocks SubStance

“David Mitchell’s Fractal Imagination: The Bone Clocks.” SubStance 136 Vol 44, no. 1, 2015: 148-53.

Sam Rodia's Watts Towers in Six Sections in Succession Towers in Watts

“Sam Rodia's Watts Towers in Six Sections in Succession." In Luisa del Giudice, ed.,Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts (New York: Fordham UP, 2014): 79-89.