Steven Fink

Associate Professor; Associate Executive Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences

Professor Fink is a specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and Jewish American literatures. An Associate Professor in the Department of English and currently Associate Executive Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, Professor Fink has taught a wide range of courses in Jewish American literature, including Jewish American and African American literatures; Jewish American immigrant literature; Jewish American Holocaust and post-Holocaust fiction; contemporary Jewish fiction; and Jewish graphic novels.  Professor Fink is the author of Prophet in the Marketplace: Thoreau's Development as a Professional Writer; co-editor of Reciprocal Influences: Literary Production, Distribution, and Consumption in America; past editor of the journal American Periodicals; and the author of numerous articles on American and Jewish American literature.  He was the 2011 Andrea and Charles Bronfman Distinguished Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

Areas of Expertise
  • American Studies
  • Jewish-American Literature
  • Nineteenth-century American Literature
  • Twentieth-century American Literature
  • PhD, University of Washington
  • MA, Columbia University
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

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