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Paul  Douglass

Douglass, Malcolm Paul

Professor,  English
Director,  Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies
Professor,  English and Comparative Literature

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-4429
(408) 928-2068

Office Hours
Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 PM and by appointment

Areas of Expertise: Education, Literature

Willing to be a media source Media Source   Willing to be a speaker Speaker   Willing to be a collaborative researcher Collaborative Researcher


  • Doctor of Philosophy. Univ Of Cal-Los Angeles, 1981
  • Master of Education
    Claremont Graduate School, California, United States, 1976
  • Bachelor of Arts, English
    Amherst College, Massachusetts, United States, 1973

Expertise Summary

A writer and editor with experience in musicology, Douglass has edited novel manuscripts and collections of letters, anthologies, and musical facsimile editions. Recent work includes a biography reviewed in the London Sunday Times, Choice, and Booklist. Expertise in literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, British and American, stylistics (identification of individual authors by their styles). Educator who has directed a major professional development program for public school teachers, with five years experience teaching elementary school. Has also directed the teacher training program in the English Department at SJSU. Has made presentations on American Literature, Byron, Music of 19th century England, philosophy and literature, Appalachian Literature.