Dr. Jeremy Larance
Assistant Provost for Academic Innovation and Strategic Planning
Professor of English
Shall Hall 221
Ph.D. in English from The University of Tulsa (Twentieth-Century British Literature)
M.A. in English from Louisiana Tech University (English Literature)
B.A. in English from The University of the South, Sewanee (English)
Dr. Jeremy Larance is, by default, West Virginia’s foremost authority on the history and ethos of cricket literature. His dissertation, “Howzat…Cricket or Not?: The Language and Literature of Cricket and the English Gentleman Mythos,” explores the ways in which images of the amateur cricketer propagated the gentleman ideal in British culture from the early 1700s until the eventual fall of that ideal in the early twentieth century.
In recent years, Dr. Larance has turned his attention towards the skies, studying the ways in which images of the American superhero both reflect and influence our country’s perceptions of masculinity, heroism, sexuality, and nationalism.
In his spare time, Dr. Larance enjoys reading (of course), drinking Sumatra coffee, fishing, and collecting antique poker books.