Welcome to my home page. This is my seventh year at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, after having spent 13 years as a faculty member in the

School of  Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology.   The intersections among literature, science, and technology

informs all of my research and teaching.   Virtually all of my work underscores the essential connections within all branches of intellectual inquiry.

My most recent book is a reprint of the travel narrative titled England in 1815, which was written by an American just after the War of 1812. The reprint

is published by Palgrave MacMillan. Part of the work was supported by a Fellowship from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  In progress

is a manuscript dealing with the dissemination of knowledge and the role of private subscription libraries in Leeds, Manchester, and Newcastle.

My ongoing research includes the study of earthenware "bric-a-brac" (figurines) as emblems of knowledge,

the intersection of new media and older technologies, as well as a book on the cultural history of dolphins,

which will be in the Animal Series published by reaktionbooks.



(Ph.D. - Rutgers University)

Associate Professor of English

Department of English

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC 28223


Office: Fretwell, Rm. 235K

Phone: (704) 687-6158     Fax: (704) 687-3961

For the year of 2009 I hold the office of President of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, the premier scholarly organization for interdisciplinary studies in the United States. The Society not only supports interdisciplinary scholarship, but is interesting in advancing that work by supporting and acknowledging the work of graduate students and junior faculty. You can support this work by contributing to SLSA (a 501(c)3 organization). Please contact me or Carol Colatrella, the Executive Director of SLSA.

                                                                                                           || Membership for SLSA ||

A more detailed description of my research interests, publications can be found on a separate page

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts:

Configurations: A Journal of Science, Technology, and Literature:

Configurations, which is published by Johns Hopkins, is a pioneering journal in the cultural studies of science.  As one of the founding editors, as well as current co-editor (with Hugh Crawford), I not only encourage individuals to subscribe (and gain membership to SLSA as well), but to consider submitting relevant work or proposals for special issues. 

Email me at: arauch@uncc,edu            || Author's Guide - Configurations ||    

FALL 2009 Classes

ENGL 3050 - H05   ||    HONR 3700 - H05

TR 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Colvard 3140

LBST 2213 - 110

TR  2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Denny 122

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CELJ: The Council of Editors of Learned Journals:

The future of Scholarly Publishing is uncertain in a number of ways.  Not only must we be concerned about financing, but about access, formatting, presentation and content, all of which must be rethought in an era of so-called “new media.”   As vice-President of CELJ in 2010, I hope to be able to encourage greater dialogue among editors, publishers, aggregators, librarians, and scholars in an effort to achieve a better understanding of

how to respond to changes and how to work together more seamlessly and with better outcomes for the scholarly community in general.

The 2009 Meeting of SLSA will take place in Atlanta from Nov. 5th-Nov. 8

The theme of the conferenceis


Alan Rauch © 2009