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Jordan Alexander Stein

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Associate Professor

BA University of California, Santa Cruz; PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Research and Teaching Interests: Early American literature; modern American literature; African American literature; literary theory; book history; queer studies

About Jordan Alexander Stein

Jordan Alexander Stein's research focuses on historiographical and theoretical methodologies across three centuries of colonial Anglophone and early US literature. With Justine S. Murison he co-edited a special issue of Early American Literature on "Methods for the Study of Religion" in 2010, and with Lara Langer Cohen he co-edited Early African American Print Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012). His critical non-fiction has appeared in venues such as Avidly, The Awl, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, and Slate. Professor Stein's research has been supported by fellowships from the Library Company of Philadelphia, the New-York Historical Society, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. In 2012, he co-directed the American Antiquarian Society's summer seminar in the history of the book, on "African American Cultures of Print." He is completing a monograph on novel reading in the Protestant Atlantic in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.