Alan Nadel, William T. Bryan Chair of American Literature and Culture at the University of Kentucky, is a member of the faculty of the Futures of American Studies Institute and teaches in the Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth College. He has also taught ath Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Emory University, and Purdue University, and will be teaching at L’Orientale University in Naples as a Fulbright Fellow. He is the author of Invisible Criticism: Ralph Ellison and the American Canon (Iowa, 1987), Containment Culture: American Narratives, Postmodernism, and the Atomic Age (Duke, 1995), Flatlining on the Field of Dreams: Cultural Narratives in the Films of President Reagan’s America (Rutgers, 1997), and Television in Black-and-White America: Race and National Identity (Kansas, 2005). He has edited two books on August Wilson, May All Your Fences Have Gates (Iowa, 1993) and August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle (Iowa, 2008), and is the co-editor, with Susan Griffin, of Henry James and Alfred Hitchcock, the Men Who Knew Too Much (forthcoming from Oxford). His poetry has appeared in several journals, including Georgia Review, New England Review, Paris Review, Partisan Review, and Shenandoah, and he has won prizes for the best essay in Modern Fiction Studies and in PMLA.
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