Alexander Hammond


Biography, Teaching, Research

Alexander Hammond (Ph.D. Northwestern University) is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of English. Before retirement, he taught American literature and culture; served as Vice Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Editor/Co-Editor of Poe Studies; and published research on the American cultural responses to nuclear war and on Edgar Allan Poe’s literary career, especially his early fiction in relation to the literary marketplace. Currently a consulting editor onPoe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation,  he is doing research for a gathering of his essays and papers on Poe’s “Tales of the Folio Club” and working a guide to WSU’s Palmer C. Holt Poe Source Collection in MASC.