Scott Hermanson

Scott Hermanson teaches English at Arizona State University. He received his degree from the University of Cincinnati and taught previously at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Dana College in Nebraska. His work has appeared in Western American Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and the electronic book review. His article on chaos and complexity in Richard Powers' The Gold Bug Variations appeared in the Fall, 1996 issue of Critique. He is currently completing a book on contemporary literature in an environmental context.

Essays by this author

Language Liquor


A revaluation and appreciation of Stanley Elkin on the occasion of the Dalkey Archive reprinting of four separate volumes.

Home: A Conversation with Richard Powers and Tom LeClair


Scott Hermanson presents a dialogue he conducted with novelists Richard Powers and Tom LeClair, at the University of Cincinnati in 2005. Moderated by Hermanson, the novelists discuss the intricacies of writing about nature, the role of history in the novel, and their fictions’ use of imitative form.

Review of A Companion to Digital Literary Studies


Scott Hermanson considers the Companion’s success in negotiating its own position between digital literature and print media.