Assistant Professor of English
University of Calgary
Michael Tavel Clarke is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. His recently published book, These Days of Large Things: The Culture of Size in America, 1865-1930 (Michigan 2007), addresses the American obsession with bigness at the turn of the twentieth century and its relation to changing conceptions of the body. He is currently working on a new book on the cultural history of an American icon, the little guy.