Areas of Expertise/Research
- American Wars and Mobilizations
- American Poverty and the Inner City
- Modern Medicine and Illness
North Academic Center
Keith Gandal is Professor of English at City College of New York, with a joint appointment in American Literature and Creative Writing. He received his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of six books: four scholarly monographs and a novel. His research has so far focused on two areas of American studies: literature and poverty, and literature and war. His third area of inquiry is the history and literature of modern medicine and illness.
— The Virtues of the Vicious: Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane and the Spectacle of the Slum (Oxford UP, 1997)
— Class Representation in Modern Fiction and Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
— The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization (Oxford UP, 2008)
— War Isn’t the Only Hell: A New Reading of World War I American Literature (Johns Hopkins UP, 2018)
- - "A Spiritual Autopsy of Stephen Crane." Nineteenth-Century Literature 51.4 (1997): 500-530.
— Cleveland Anonymous, a novel (North Atlantic Books, 2002)
- - "What Do Suicides, Fatal Heart Attacks and COVID-19 Deaths Have in Common?" (with Neil Gandal, Prof of Economics, Tel Aviv U, SSRN 2020) (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3654952)
- - "Why is the New York City COVID Death Rate Four to Six Times that of Mumbai?" (with Neil Gandal) (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3676293)