Glenn Hendler

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BA, Brown University; PhD, Northwestern University

Research and Teaching Interests: Nineteenth-century American literature; cultural studies; critical theory

About Glenn Hendler

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, T.S. Arthur, Martin Delany, Horatio Alger, Louisa May Alcott, Nathanial Parker Willis, Fanny Fern, Henry James, William Dean Howells, and Mark Twain. He is also the co-editor of three books: Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture (with Mary Chapman. California, 1999); an edition of Walt Whitman's temperance novel Franklin Evans; or, The Inebriate (with Christopher Castiglia. Duke University Press, 2007) and Keywords for American Cultural Studies (with Bruce Burgett. NYU Press, 2007; second edition 2014) as well as an interactive website for research and pedagogy tied to Keywords, the Keywords Collaboratory. His current research on representations of collective public violence and the affective life of the state is exemplified in a 2014 essay titled "Feeling Like a State: Writing the 1863 New York City Draft Riots," in Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson, eds., Unsettled States: 19th-Century American Literary Studies (NYU, 2014).