Eric Gould


  • Faculty

What I do

Teach classes for undergraduates and graduate students (Ph.D and M.A) on modern and contemporary international literature, cultural studies, and interpretation theory.


20th and 21st century literature in English (and translated into English): fiction, drama, critical theory; cultural studies, interpretation theory; history and theory of higher education

Professional Biography

Anglo-Greek by birth, dual citizenship (U.S. and U.K.), lived and worked/researched in U.K., New Zealand, Australia, France, U.S. Married to Diane Susan Wasser. Twenty-six years in senior administrative positions in U.S., 50+ years university teaching experience, author/coauthor of eight books. Facilitate four Denver community international fiction discussion groups.


  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of London (King's College), 1972
  • MA, English Literature, University of Auckland, 1965
  • BA, English Literature, University of Auckland , 1964


Research has included a focus on the work of Edmond Jabes, literature and mythography, 20th/21st century fiction, and cultural studies. Also my last two book length research projects (the first already published) are on (a) the philosophy and practice of contemporary higher education; (b) globalization, ethics, and academic internationalization.

Areas of Research


Featured Publications

Gould, Eric. Mythical Intentions in Modern Literature . Princeton, N.J., USA: Princeton University Press, 1987: 290 pages.
Gould, Eric. “The University, the Marketplace, and Civil Society.” The Business of Higher Education: Leadership and Culture Praeger 1 (2009): 1-29.
Gould, Eric. The University in a Corporate Culture . Yale University Press, 2003.


Gould, Eric et al. “Fiction as Ontology: Edmond Jabès's Book of Questions.” M.L.A. National Convention, 1979, San Francisco, CA.
Gould, Eric. “Higher Education and Purposeful Ethics.” UNESCO Conference on Ethics in Higher Education, 2004, Bucharest, Romania.
Gould, Eric. “Modernism and Literary Theory.” 1986, Colorado Springs, CO.
Gould, Eric. “Professor or Knowledge Worker?: The Politics of Faculty Work.” UNESCO International Seminar on Contractual Relations and Institutional Practices, 2005, Berlin, Germany.
Gould, Eric. “The Stylization of Desire.” 1985, San Francisco, CA.


  • Senior Scholar in the Arts, University of Auckland
  • Postgraduate Scholar in the Arts, New Zealand Government
  • Fellow, Humanities Research Center, Australian National University, Australian National University
  • 2004 Frandson Prize for Literature , The University Continuing Education Association