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Chris Eagle, PhDSenior Lecturer


Chris Eagle is Senior Lecturer in the Center for the Study of Human Health. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley in 2009. Prior to joining Emory, he taught at DePaul University, Loyola Chicago, and Western Sydney University in Australia. He is a former Fulbright scholar, a former Chateaubriand Scholar, and he was a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech as well.

Chris is the author of Dysfluencies: On Speech Disorders in Modern Literature (2014) as well as the editor of Talking Normal: Literature, Speech Disorders, and Disability (2015) and Beyond Reckoning: Philosophical Approaches to Cormac McCarthy (2017). His academic articles have appeared in MLN, Comparative Literature Studies, Epoché, Milton Quarterly, James Joyce Quarterly, Philip Roth Studies, and Iperstoria. He also writes fiction, and his short stories have appeared so far in AGNI and Louisiana Literature. Currently, he is writing a novel set in the Assisted Living system.

His main areas of research include Health Humanities, Disability Studies, Speech Pathology, Bioethics, and, more recently, Trauma Studies. For the Center, he teaches Health and Humanities (HLTH 230), American Healthcare Ethics (HLTH 333), War and Trauma (HLTH 334) and Writing Bodies (HLTH 385W) which is a creative writing class on embodiment and illness narratives.