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Jeffrey Edwards

2009 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Amy Kaplan
"Privileged Sensibilities: Conjectural Histories of Race in the Early American Republic"

Upper School English teacher, Riverdale Country School, NY

Jeff Edwards received his M.A. in Literature from American University and studied French language and literature at the Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis

He has worked as a research assistant on Marianne Noble’s The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature (Princeton University Press, 2000) and Ania Loomba and Jonathan Burton’s Race in Early Modern England: A Documentary Companion (Palgrave, 2007). He is currently working on his dissertation, Privileged Sensibilities, a project that looks at how the concept of sensibility informed the articulation and rationalization of ideas about racial difference in the early U.S.



Courses Taught

spring 2011

ENGL 050.001 Transatlantic Romanticisms  
ENGL 251.301 19th Century British Gothic  
ENGL 286.301 American Renaissance  

fall 2010

ENGL 090.401 American Women Writers  

spring 2010

ENGL 050.001 Romantic Revolutions  
ENGL 057.001 Early American Race Theory  
ENGL 255.301 19th-Century American Novel  

fall 2009

fall 2008

ENGL 090.601 American Women Writers  

spring 2008

fall 2007

spring 2000