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Christopher J. LaCasse, Ph.D.

Dr. Christopher La Casse is a lecturer in literature, composition, and speech. His research focuses on how the economic, political, and cultural pressures of the First World War shaped the development and dissemination of literary modernism in little magazines and modern periodicals. In 2015, he served as project coordinator of the NEH Summer Institute, City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press.



  • Ph.D., English, University of Delaware
  • M.A., English, University of Delaware
  • M.A., Education, University of Connecticut
  • B.A., English, University of Connecticut
  • B.S., Education, University of Connecticut

Courses Taught

  • Writing About Literature
  • Composition and Speech

Selected Publications

  • “From the Historical Avant-garde to Highbrow Coterie Modernism: The Little Review’s Wartime Advances and Retreats” (Criticism 57.4)
  • “’Scrappy and Unselective’: Rising Wartime Paper Costs and The Little Review” (American Periodicals 26.2)


  • “Evolving Wartime Print Cultures of the Anglo-American Modern Literary Renaissance” (The Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts, forthcoming 2017)

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • Connecticut Writing Project
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society

Contact Information

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