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Russ Castronovo

Russ Castronovo

American culture and literature

Professor, English and American studies College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-7467 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Political significance of American literature
  • Relationship of literature to democracy
  • Propaganda
  • American studies


  • Editor, "The Oxford Handbook to 19th-Century American Literature" (forthcoming)
  • Author, "Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in Global Era"
  • Author, "Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth-Century United States"
  • Author, "Fathering the Nation: American Genealogies of Slavery and Freedom"
  • Co-editor, "Materializing Democracy: Towards a Revitalized Cultural Politics"
  • Jean Wall Bennett Professor, English and American studies