Nancy Bentley

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Nancy Bentley's research interests include law and literature, theory of the novel, African American studies, social theory, and cinema and media. She is the author of Frantic Panoramas: American Literature and Mass Culture 1870-1920 and The Ethnography of Manners. She also co-authored Volume 3 of the Cambridge History of American Literature and the Bedford Cultural Edition of Charles Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition. Recent essays include “The Fourth Dimension: Kinlessness and African American Narrative”, and “Creole Kinship: Privacy, Politics, and the Novel in the New World,” in The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature. 

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English

Executive Board Term End

S2019