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Leonard Nalencz, PhD

Leonard Nalencz


Assistant Professor of English
PhD in Comparative Literature, Yale University
AB in Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Select Publications


  • English 110 and 120: Literature and Composition
  • English 271: The Power of Language: Poetry, Seduction, and Witchcraft
  • English 334 and 335: American Literature From the Origins to the 20th Century
  • English 336: Major American Writers (Modern Lyric Poetry)
  • English 421/Sociology 470: Prison, Emancipation, and the Rhetoric of Liberty
  • English 450 (Senior Seminar): The Fiction of Toni Morrison
  • Honors 370: What Is Evidence? (with Professor Lawler and Professor Archibald)

Areas of Interest

  • The Epic Tradition in Europe and the Americas
  • Languages and Literature of the Americas
  • The Essay from Montaigne to Didion
  • Lyric Poetry and the European Tradition
  • History and Literature of Global Practices of Incarceration