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Evan Brier - Department of English

Prof. Evan Brier

Associate Professor
423 Humanities
218.726.7839
ebrier@d.umn.edu

About me

I received my Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of

New York in 2005, and I started teaching at UMD in 2007. My research

focuses on contemporary American novels and the literary marketplace.

Teaching and research interests: Contemporary fiction; post-1900

American literature; the literary marketplace; cultural history

Recent publications Courses

"Crimes and Bestsellers: Mario Puzo's Path to The Godfather." Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers. Ed. Sarah Churchwell and Thomas Ruys Smith. London: Continuum, 2012. 277-296.

A Novel Marketplace: Mass Culture, the Book Trade, and Postwar American Fiction. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.

“Reading in the 1980s: In Country, Minimalism, and the Age of Niches.”Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory 19 (2008): 231-247.

“Constructing the Postwar Art Novel: Paul Bowles, James Laughlin, and the Making of The Sheltering Sky.” PMLA (January 2006): 186-199.

English 2571: Contemporary Literature

English 3564: American Literature II (1865-present)

English 3906: Methods of Literary Study

English 5575: Studies in American Literature After 1914

English 5582: American Novel II (1920-present)

English 8191: Seminar in American Literature (American Literature and the Cold War)

English 8906: Introduction to Critical Theory

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