Dr. Carl P. Eby
Professor of English
Chair, Department of English and Theatre
257 Library • Hilton Head Gateway • 843-208-8219
102 Grayson House • Historic Beaufort • 843-521-4125
Ph.D, University of California, Davis, 1995
B.A. and M.A., University of California, Davis, 1987, 1991
Carl Eby is the author of Hemingway’s Fetishism: Psychoanalysis and the Mirror of Manhood (SUNY Press, 1999) and numerous articles on the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Dr. Eby, who taught at Michigan State University before coming to USCB, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and in 2006 served as Director of the 12th Biennial International Hemingway Conference in Málaga and Ronda, Spain. He is currently editing a book of essays on Hemingway and Spain. He is also working on a book about trauma, psychosexuality, and Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.
Dr. Eby teaches courses on 19th- and 20th-century American literature, transatlantic Modernism, and African American literature. He also offers special topics courses devoted to writers such as Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and scholarship. He is a two-time winner of the South Carolina Governor’s Distinguished Professor Award (2001 & 2009), and in 2009 he was awarded a Carolina Trustee Professorship.
Hemingway’s Fetishism: Psychoanalysis and the Mirror of Manhood. Albany: SUNY Press, 1999.
“Teaching Modernist Temporality with The Garden of Eden.” The Hemingway Review 30.1 (2010): 116-121.
“Wake Up Alone and Like It!: Dorothy Hollis, Marjorie Hillis, and To Have and Have Not.” The Hemingway Review 26.1 (2006): 96-105.
“‘He Felt the Change So that It Hurt Him All Through’: Sodomy and Transvestic Hallucination in Late Hemingway.” The Hemingway Review 25.1 (2005): 77-95.
“Understanding What Was Lost at Mons: Teaching The Sun Also Rises from a Psychobiographical Perspective.” In Teaching The Sun Also Rises. Ed. Peter L. Hays. U of Idaho P, 2003. 297-323.
“Hemingway, Tribal Law, and the Identity of the Widow in True at First Light.” The Hemingway Review 21.2 (2002): 146-151.
“A Farewell to Arm: Amputation, Castration, and Masculinity in To Have and Have Not.” In One Man Alone: Hemingway and To Have and Have Not. Ed. Toni Knott. UP of America, 1999. 155-172.
“Ernest Hemingway and the Mirror of Manhood: Fetishism, Transvestism, Homeovestism, and Perverse Méconnaissance.” Arizona Quarterly 54.3 (1998): 27-68.
“‘Come Back to the Beach Ag’in, David Honey!’: Hemingway’s Fetishization of Race in The Garden of Eden Manuscripts.” Ernest Hemingway: Seven Decades of Criticism. Ed. Linda Wagner-Martin. Michigan State UP, 1998. 329-348.
“Rabbit Stew and Blowing Dorothy’s Bridges: Love, Aggression, and Fetishism in For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Twentieth Century Literature 44.2 (1998): 204-218.
“‘The Ogre’ and the ‘Beautiful Thing’: Voyeurism, Exhibitionism, and the Image of Woman in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams.” The William Carlos Williams Review 22.2 (1996): 29-45.