Nathan Wolff

Books by Nathan Wolff

Nathan Wolff is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department at Tufts University. He is the author of Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age (2019). His essays—on authors including Helen Hunt Jackson, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Charles Chesnutt, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Frank Norris—have appeared in American Literary History, English Literary History, J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies. He is currently working on two new books tentatively titled Inhuman Environments and Dirty Jobs. The first considers how nineteenth-century American novels illuminate the political effects of the nonhuman world; the second looks to nineteenth-century literature for lessons about the formation of, and alternatives to, the American work ethic.

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