Keith Gandal


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Keith Gandal


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, a novel, and a hybrid book of creative nonfiction combining scholarship and memoir.  His research has focused on two areas of American studies: literature and poverty, and literature and war.

The Virtues of the Vicious: Jacob Riis, Stephen Crane and the Spectacle of the Slum (Oxford UP, 1997)

Cleveland Anonymous (North Atlantic Books, 2002)

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)

A Year of Writing Dangerously: A Scholarly Detective Story of the Lost Generation (forthcoming Johns Hopkins UP, 2017) 

“War Isn’t the Only Hell”: A New Reading of World War I American Literature (forthcoming Johns Hopkins UP, 2018) 

He teaches classes on American literature from 1890 through the 20th century, American war and postwar literature, and the craft of the novel.