Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

Edward CahillEdward Cahill
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)
B.S., California State University, Fresno; M.A., Claremont Graduate School;
Ph.D. Rutgers University, New Brunswick
513W Dealy Hall
Ext. 4017

Professor Cahill is the author of Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012). His essays have appeared in American Literature, Early American Literature, Early American Studies, and Common-place, as well as the Companion to Benjamin Franklin (Blackwell, 2011), and American Literature’s Aesthetic Dimensions (Columbia University Press, 2012). He has been awarded fellowships from the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Huntington Library. His research concerns seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century transatlantic American literature and culture, with a particular focus on the expressive relationship between history, ideas, and form. He is currently working on a cultural history of social mobility in colonial British America. 
Areas of Interest
Early American literature, culture, and intellectual history; transatlantic eighteenth-century literature; aesthetic theory; material culture; queer studies.

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