Garrett Bridger Gilmore



  • PhD, English, University of California, Irvine
  • MA, English, University of California, Irvine
  • BA, English and Philosophy, Tufts University

Garrett Bridger Gilmore is an Instructor in Gender and Race Studies. He earned his PhD in English at the University of California, Irvine in 2018. He has published articles and chapters on the legacy of slavery, Abolitionism and Reconstruction in American culture, southern literature, and twentieth century liberalism in Mississippi Quarterly, Modern Fiction Studies, Faulkner Journal, and Reading Confederate Monuments. He teaches classes on African American literature, literary theory, and the role of literature in American society and politics. His other areas of research interest include race and identity in horror, weird fiction, and science fiction.

Selected Publications

“(obvious now): Forgetting Race in Requiem for a Nun,” Faulkner Journal (2023)

“A Dirty Word These Days: Anglo-Saxonism and Narratives of Kinship in the Novels of Harper Lee,”  Modern Fiction Studies(2022)

“Wasting the Past: Albion Tourgée, Silent Sam and the Politics of Context,” Reading Confederate Monuments (2022)
“Refracting Blackness: Slavery and Fitzgerald’s Historical Consciousness,” Mississippi Quarterly (2019)
“Internal Others: Institutional Diversity, Weird Ecology, and the South in VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy,” Speculative Souths (Forthcoming)