Charlie Gleek is a scholar, writer, and teacher working at the interdisciplinary nexus of the History of the Book and literature from the American south. Charlie's recent essays appear in The Chattahoochee Review and Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical Inquiry.
Dr. Gleek's book project Southern Fringes: Little Magazines, Larry Brown, and How Southern Literature Happens explores the vital role that materiality and paratext play in shaping narratives and their readers' literary interpretations, thereby creating senses of southern literature which occur from situational encounters between objects, texts, and readers. He is also working on an additional project, tentatively titled "Reading Larry Brown," which will examine how scholarly, commercial, and popular readers synthesize Larry Brown's writing towards cultivating feelings about southern literature in their respective interpretive communities.
Charlie earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Studies: Cultures, Languages, and Literatures from Florida Atlantic University and holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Lynn University. He currently serves as an Instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University, teaching courses in literature and writing which focus on the American south, working-class literature, and examining books as material and aesthetic objects.