Phillip J Barrish
Phillip Barrish's current research explores fictional representations of health-care systems in the United States from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His scholarship focuses on the emergence of literary realism in the United States between the Civil War and First World War. His research explores writing by authors including Edith Wharton, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Charles Chesnutt, and numerous others of the period.
Barrish is the author of the books "American Literary Realism, Critical Theory, and Intellectual Prestige, 1880-1995" (Cambridge UP, 2001), "White Liberal Identity, Literary Pedagogy, and Classic American Realism" (Ohio State UP, 2005), and "The Cambridge Introduction to American Literary Realism" (Cambridge UP, 2011).