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Dr. Myron Yeager

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of English
Office Location: Wilkinson Hall 212
Office Hours: T/TH 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; T 1-2:30 p.m.
Phone: (714) 997-6653
Grace College, Bachelor of Arts
Purdue University, Master of Arts
Purdue University, Ph.D.


Myron Yeager, whose primary research interests are Samuel Johnson, Philip Dormer Stanhope (the Fourth Earl of Chesterfield), and Oscar Wilde, has published articles and reviews on eighteenth-century British literature and business communication and is co-author of the Hutton Story. He has presented papers at numerous international and national conferences, has served as president of the Samuel Johnson Society of Southern California and co-president of the Western Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, and is currently secretary of the Samuel Johnson Society of Southern California and executive board member of the Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Additionally, he has served on editorial review boards for journals and texts in literature and business communication. Dr. Yeager was the recipient of a William Andrews Clark Postdoctoral Fellowship (UCLA), and a David Ross Doctoral Fellowship (Purdue University). Dr. Yeager teaches courses in eighteenth and nineteenth-century British literature and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered (GLBT) Studies. 

At Chapman, Dr. Yeager has served as dean of the School of Arts and Communication (formerly the School of Communication Arts), chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature, chair of the faculty, and chair of numerous faculty committees. He was the founding director of Chapman's program in GLBT Studies. Dr. Yeager has received the Valerie Scudder Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Chapman University Alumni Faculty of the Year Award as well as Chapman's Excellence in Collaborative Teaching Award and Merit Award for Scholarly/Creative Activity.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

"Place, Structure, and Self in Boswell's 'London Journal.'" In Reading the British Eighteenth Century: New Essays in Criticism. Ed. Jesse Swan. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2018. (forthcoming)
Kauffman, Jeff, director. "Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life." Floating World Pictures. 2018. Academic Adviser.
"The Topography of Gay Identity: Alan Hollinghurst's 'Line of Beauty.'" CEA Critic 75:3 (November 2013) 310-19.
"Hawkins's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., and Modern Biographers." In Reconsidering Biography: Contexts, Controversies, and Sir Joshua Hawkins's "Life of of Johnson." Ed. Martine Brownley. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2011.
Nassir, Ghazi. Samuel Johnson and Orientalism. Foreward by Myron Yeager. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2011.
"'The Importance of Feeling English: American Literature and the British Diaspora, 1750-1850,' by Lennard Tennenhouse." Literature and History 19.1 (2010) 102-3.
"Johnson Redux: Two Tercentenary Biographies." ANQ 23.1 (2010): 61-67.
"Articulating Male Homosexual Identity in the Long Eighteenth Century." ANQ 23.4 (2010): 259-67.
"'Shakespeare and Garrick,' by Vanessa Cunningham." Literature and History 19.1 (2010): 92-3.