Grover C Furr

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Professor, English

Dickson Hall 325
973 655-7305
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BA:McGill University
MA:Princeton University
PhD:Princeton University
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As the only specialist in Medieval British Literature in our department, I develop new courses and modify existing courses to make the study of Medieval literature -- always a fascinating subject -- more interesting and rewarding for students.

These courses include: ENGL-345 Medieval English Literature; ENGL-344 Chaucer; ENGL-243 King Arthur and Arthurian Literature in Medieval England.

I have a broad interest in literature and teach many other courses, including:
* ENGL-284 The English Language;
* ENGL-206 World Literature (non-Western literature);
* ENGL-239 Social Protest Literature in the U.S.;
* ENGL-250 English Literature I: Beginnings to 1660.

I teach in some programs beyond the English Department.

* I teach JOUR-216 History of Journalism in America for the Journalism Minor, School of the Arts;
* I teach HONP-100 Great Books and Ideas, I for the Honors Program.

In the past decade my research interests have shifted to researching the history of the Soviet Union during the Stalin period, roughly 1930 - 1953. I have published many books and articles on this subject.


Medieval English literature.

Office Hours


  • Monday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Thursday 11:30 am - 12:45 pm