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Duncan Faherty
Position: Associate Professor of English
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center|Queens College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: 18th & early 19th Century U.S. Literature, Circum-Atlantic Studies, 18th & early 19th Century Black Atlantic Studies, American Studies

Tracks Taught in MALS: American Studies

Courses Taught in MALS:
MALS 73100 American Culture and Values
MALS 73200 American Social Institutions    


Remodeling the Nation: The Architecture of American Identity, 1776-1858 (Hanover: University of New England Press/University of New Hampshire Press, 2007).
“‘Their wretched blacks upon our shores’: Revolution, Rumor, & Serial Unrest in the Early Republic,” chapter in collection Haiti and the Early Republic ed. Elizabeth Maddock Dillon & Michael Drexler (under consideration at the University of Pennsylvania Press)
co-editor (with Emily Garcia), “Critical Keywords in Early American Studies,” forthcoming in Early American Literature 46.3 (Winter 2010)
“‘Legitimate sources’ & ‘Legitimate results’: Surveying the Social Terror of ‘Usher’ & ‘Ligeia,’” in  Approaches to Teaching Poe’s Poetry and Prose, ed. Weinstock & Magistrale (New York: MLA Press, 2008), 38-48.
“‘A Certain Unity of Design’: Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque and the Terrors of Jacksonian Democracy,” in The Edgar Allan Poe Review (Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s University Press, Vol. 6. No. 2 Fall 2005), 4-21.
“‘The Borderers of Civilization’: Susan Cooper’s View of American Development,” Susan Fenimore Cooper: New Essays on Rural Hours and Other Works ed. Rochelle Johnson and Daniel Patterson, (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001), 109-129.
“‘A Game of Architectural Consequence’: Susan Fenimore Cooper’s Dissolving View,” in James Fenimore Cooper, His Country and His Art: Papers from the 1999 Cooper Seminar (SUNY Oneonta: James Fenimore Cooper Society, 2000)

About Professor Faherty:

Duncan Faherty is Associate Professor of English at Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, and is also the Coordinator of the American Studies Certificate Program at The Graduate Center. He is also the co-organizer (with Kandice Chuh) of the Revolutionizing American Studies initiative at The Graduate Center. He is the author of Remodeling the Nation: The Architecture of American Identity, 1776-1858 (U of New England P, 2007) and co-editor of the journal Studies in American Fiction. His work has also appeared in such venues as Early American Literature, American Quarterly, and Reviews in American History. His current book project examines the development of the early U.S. novel by focusing on the canonical interregnum of 1800-1820, and rethinking the ways in which these texts interrogate Circum-Atlantic political and economic networks. This project is particularly interested in thinking about how U.S. cultural production indexes wide spread anxieties about the Haitian Revolution as a means of rethinking its own revolutionary legacies. He is also at work on a project about the War of 1812 and narrative temporalities. His research interests include Eighteenth-century American literature; early U.S. literature and culture (1780-1850); American Studies; and circum-Atlantic Studies.