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  Leonard TennenhouseContact Info:
Office Location:  304F Allen Bldg, English Department, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-1884
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Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm and by appointment

  • Ph.D. University of Rochester 1970
  • B.A. Wayne State University 1965


Renaissance/Early Modern Literature
American Literature
Transatlantic Studies
Critical Theory
Eighteenth Century Literature
Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Astrid A. Guigni
  • Whitney Trettien
  • Layla Aldousany
  • Jacqueline L. Cowan
  • Cowan, Jackie
  • Carol M. Richards
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L, The Problem of Population and the Form of the American Novel, American Literary History, vol. 20 no. 4 (2008), pp. 667-685, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi[author's comments].
  2. The Importance of Feeling English: American Literature and the English Diaspora, 1750-1850 (2007), Princeton University Press.
  3. The Early American Novel, Novel: a Forum on Fiction, vol. 40 no. 1-2 (2007).
  4. with Nancy Armstrong, The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life (1992), Berkeley: University of California Press.