Andrew Taylor

PROF, Professor of American Literature

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Dr Taylor specialises in nineteenth-century North American literature and intellectual history, and has an interest in the intersection of historiography and contemporary American fiction. He is the author ofHenry James and the Father Question (2002), Thinking America: New England Intellectuals and the Varieties of American Experience (2010), and co-author of Thomas Pynchon (forthcoming 2013). He has written several articles on American writing and culture, and is the co-editor of:The Afterlife of John Brown (2005), Transatlantic Literary Studies: A Reader (2007), Stanley Cavell: Literature, Philosophy, Criticism (2012), and Stanley Cavell, Literature and Film: The Idea of America (2013). He is currently working on two editorial projects, one an edition of Henry James's earliest short stories for Cambridge University Press, the other an edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Wrecker (for Edinburgh University Press). Dr Taylor is also co-editor of the Edinburgh Series in Transatlantic Literatures, published by Edinburgh University Press:

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998


  • PE English
  • PS American literature


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