INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

  Amanda Claybaugh
   
  AMANDA CLAYBAUGH is a professor in the English department at Harvard University. She teaches courses in 19th century literature, both British and US, as well as a course on the novels of the twenty-first century. Her first book, The Novel of Purpose, focuses on the development of realism in authors such as Dickens and Eliot, Twain and James, and she is now at work on a scholarly project about the depiction of the federal government in regional writing. She is also writing a collective biography about the men and women--northern and southern, white and black--who worked together during the Civil War to create a new, more racially-egalitarian society on the Sea Islands.
   
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