Nancy Glazener

  • Professor of English and GSWS

Nancy Glazener is a Professor of English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) and Director of Pitt's GSWS Program.  Her scholarship and teaching focus omn US literature from the 18th century to the present and on contemporary fictiom 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 Nineteenthcen 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.