Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

Glenn Hendler
Associate Professor
; Chair of the English Department
B.A., Brown University; Ph.D., Northwestern University
536W, Dealy Hall
Ext. 4007

Glenn Hendler is the author of Public Sentiments: Structures of Feeling in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (North Carolina, 2001), which explores "the logic of sympathy" in fiction by Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, T.S. Arthur, Martin Delany, Horatio Alger, Fanny Fern, Nathanial Parker Willis, Henry James, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells. He is also co-editor, with Mary Chapman, of Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture (California, 1999). In 2007 Hendler completed two editing projects: an edition of Walt Whitman's temperance novel Franklin Evans; or, The Inebriate (co-edited with Christopher Castiglia, published by Duke University Press) and Keywords for American Cultural Studies (co-edited with Bruce Burgett, published by NYU Press), as well as an interactive website for research and pedagogy tied to Keywords ( He is currently working on a book exploring the representation of emotion and collective public violence to be called Riot Acts: Writing Public Violence in Nineteenth-Century America.
Areas of Interest
Nineteenth-century American literature; cultural studies; critical theory.

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