Nancy Shawcross holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature and has taught courses in the English Department, the Comparative Literature & Literary Theory Program, and the Women’s Studies Program. Topics include literary theory, women and literature, American literature, and the modern novel. She is Curator of Manuscripts in the Rare Book & Manuscripts in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Penn, where she is responsible for the acquisition and interpretation of personal papers, literary manuscripts, and other archival documents. Scholarly publications have centered on photography and literature, theory, and personal narratives. Forthcoming are two essay: “Image – Memory – Text” in Phototextualities; Intersections of Photography and Narrative” (University of New Mexico Press) and “Counterpoints of View: The American Photo-text, 1935-1948” in ‘Literary Modernism and Photography’ (Greenwood).