Robert T. Tally Jr. is an associate professor of English at Texas State University. He is the author of six books: "Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism" (Pluto 2014); "Poe and the Subversion of American Literature" (Bloomsbury 2014); "Spatiality" (Routledge 2013); "Utopia in the Age of Globalization" (Palgrave 2013); "Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel" (Bloomsbury 2011); and "Melville, Mapping, and Globalization" (Bloomsbury 2009). The translator of Bertrand Westphal's "Geocriticism: Real and Fictional Spaces," Tally is also the editor of six collections of essays: "The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space" (2017); "Ecocriticism and Geocriticism" (with Christine M. Battista, 2016); "The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said" (2015); "Literary Cartographies" (2014); "Kurt Vonnegut: Critical Insights" (2012); and "Geocritical Explorations" (2011). Tally is the general editor of Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies, a Palgrave Macmillan book series.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Tally's areas of expertise include geocriticism and spatial literary studies; critical theory; literary criticism; U.S. literature, especially nineteenth and twentieth century; world literature; fantasy and other other studies; and the theory and history of the novel.