Faculty Biography

John Conron 

John Conron

Professor Emeritus of English
Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature
Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Visual and Performing Arts: Art History and Criticism

Department of English
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

A.B., Brown University, 1961
M.A., University of Michigan, 1966
Ph.D., 1970

Current Research and Teaching

John Conron specializes in interdisciplinary approaches to American literature and culture, approaches that require intensive work in fields outside his graduate training, including American painting, landscape architecture, and architecture. His anthology The American Landscape, published in 1974, was a path-breaking book. Professor Conron has published essays in prestigious American Studies journals such as American Quarterly and The Journal of American Culture. His account of the picturesque was described as follows American Picturesque "is an important contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century American culture."

Professor Conron is currently working on a new book, Earth Music.  Read his precis here.


   American Picturesque

2000:  American Picturesque.  Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press