Jennifer Greiman

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley18th- and 19th-century American and transatlantic literature 

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Jennifer Greiman received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and her B.A. in English and French language and literature from the University of Virginia. Her areas of research and teaching include antebellum American and transatlantic literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. She is the author of Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing (Fordham 2010) and co-editor with Paul Stasi of The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire (Bloomsbury 2013).  She is currently at work on a book about Herman Melville and the idea of the political. 

Recent Talks & Lectures

"Why Read Moby-Dick?  Recent Work on Melville," Albany Public Library, 2012
"Impossible Adjuncts: Democracy, Exceptionalism & Pierre," Melville in Rome, 2012
"Confidence, Cosmopolitanism & the Strangeness of Plurality," ACLA, 2010
"Sovereignty, Democracy & Slavery: Tocqueville Reading Jefferson," SEA, 2009
"The Atlantic Stench: Corruption, Contagion, Empire," Rhetorics of 
Plague, 2009

Recent Graduate Seminars

"Textual Studies II: Citizens, Sovereigns, Slaves," Fall 2012
"Textual Studies I," Fall 2011
"Archives of Transatlantic Revolution & Empire," Fall 2008 

Recent Undergraduate Seminars

"American Literature before 1800," Spring 2012; "Literature and Community in 19th-century American Literature," Spring 2012; "19th-century American Literature," Spring 2011; "Global Fictions: The Novel in Colonial, Imperial & Settler Societies," Spring 2011; "Studies in an Author: Herman Melville," Spring 2010