Greg Forter

Greg Forter


Greg Forter is a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Berkeley, 1998. Greg’s areas of specialization include postcolonial literature and theory, twentieth-century US literature, Marxism, utopian studies, critical race theory, gender studies, and psychoanalysis. He has taught courses in History and Utopia: Global Historical and Speculative/Science Fictions, Postcolonial Historical Fiction, Modern American Literature, Modernist Masculinities, and Global Contemporary Literature. Greg publishes widely in his field and is the author of three books: Murdering Masculinities: Fantasies of Gender and Violence in the American Crime Novel (2000); Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism (2011); and Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction: Atlantic and Other Worlds (2019). His current research explores the relations among global capitalism, the experience of time as internally heterogeneous (rather than singular/linear), and literary forms that enact this kind of time.