Patrick Chura teaches courses in American literature and culture studies at the University of Akron. He is the author of two books and has published articles on a variety of literary-historical topics. His second book, Thoreau the Land Surveyor, won the College English Association of Ohio’s Dasher Award for outstanding literary scholarship. His new edition of Ernest Poole’s The Harbor was recently published in the Penguin Classics series. Professor Chura has been a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Lithuania and is a two-time Fulbright lecturer, teaching in Lithuania in 2009 and in the UK in 2012. He serves on the editorial boards of The Eugene O’Neill Review and Lituanus.
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