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Eric Reeves

Professor Emeritus of English Language and Literature

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Eric Reeves received a B.A. from Williams College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches a variety of courses, including Shakespeare, Milton, The Technology of Reading and Writing, History of Criticism, and most recently a seminar on the contemporary writer Alice Munro.

Professor Reeves has published on many topics of a theoretical or philosophical nature, as well as essays on Byron, Conrad, and Milton. His literary research currently focuses on Alice Munro.

Professor Reeves has also established himself as an expert in the study of Sudan, Africa's largest country geographically and perhaps its most troubled. His research has covered all regions of Sudan, recent Sudanese political history, and the ongoing humanitarian crises in southern Sudan and the northern state of Darfur. He has published widely on Sudan, both nationally and internationally, and has frequently testified before the Congress and provided briefings to Congressional staffers.

In October 2012 he published an extensive account of Sudan's recent history, Compromising with Evil: An Archival History of Greater Sudan, 2007-2012. This follows his earlier book on genocide, A Long Day's Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide.




In 2008 he received an honorary degree from Smith College for his research and advocacy work on Sudan. He has also received honorary degrees from Mount Holyoke College, Villanova University, and Wheelock College.