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Nancy Glazener is a Professor of English and Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program. Her scholarship and teaching focus on US literature from the 18th-century to the present and on contemporary fiction that circulates globally. She is the author of two books: Reading for Realism: The History of a U. S. Literary Institution, 1850-1910 (1997, Duke UP) and Literature in the Making: A History of U. S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century (2016, Oxford UP).
Glazener is currently at work on a study of police procedural detective fiction (print and TV) in relation to real-world policing, masculinity, hardboiled/noir affects, and neoliberal work cultures. Her other research and teaching interests include interdisciplinary theories of gender and sexuality, the institutional history of literary studies, ethics, affect theory, print culture, class politics, reception theory, and the history of personhood.