Literary scholar; University professor. Born– July 8, 1908, New Orleans. Parents– Joseph Robustiano and Bertha (Ehrhardt) Current-Garcia. Married– Alva Garrett, June 18, 1935. Children– Three. Education– Tulane University, A.B., 1930; M.A., 1932; Harvard, A.M., 1942, Ph.D, 1947. Taught at the University of Nebraska, 1936-1939; Suffolk University, Boston, 1939-1942; Louisiana State University, 1944-1947; Auburn University, 1947-1993. Fulbright lecturer at the University of Salonika, Greece, 1956-1958. Editor of the Southern Humanities Review, 1967-1979. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Southern Humanities Conference, and South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at Auburn. Named first Phi Kappa Pi American Scholar, 1994. Died January 1, 1995.


Contemporary Authors online;  and Who’s Who in America, 1980-1981.


The American Short Story before 1850; A Critical History.  Twayne, 1985.

O. Henry. New York; Twayne, 1965.

O. Henry; A Study of the Short Fiction.  Twayne, 1993.


American Short Stories; 1820 to the Present. Chicago; Scott Foresman, 1952.

Realism and Romanticism in Fiction. Chicago; Scott Foresman, 1962.

What is the Short Story? Chicago; Scott Foresman, 1961.


Short Stories of the Western World. Glenview, Ill.; Scott Foresman, 1969.


Shem, Ham, and Japeth; the Papers of W. O. Tuggle. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1973.


A Bibliographical Guide to the Study of Southern Literature. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1969.


A collection of the papers of Eugene Current-Garcia is held by the special collections department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.