Doris Zemurray Stone and Washington Irving Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin)
Office: Humanities 216C
ON LEAVE FALL '13 and WINTER '14
PUBLICATIONSBrenda Wineapple is the Doris Zemurray Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies whose books include White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Knopf 2008), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and named a New York Times Notable Book as well as one of the best books of 2008 by such publications as TLS, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Economist. Her other books include Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner (Houghton Mifflin), Sister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein (Putnam's), and Hawthorne: A Life (Knopf), which received the Ambassador Award of the English-speaking Union for the Best Biography of 2003 and the Julia Ward Howe Prize from the Boston Book Club. Wineapple has also been the recipient of a 2009 Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Editor of The Selected Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier for the Library of America's American Poets Project and of Nineteenth-Century American Writers on Writing, in The Writers World, series editor, Edward Hirsch, she served as chair of the nonfiction panel of the National Book Awards in 2005 and is presently on the board of The American Scholar and an Educational Advisor to the Guggenheim Foundation and the Library of America. Her essays and reviews regularly appear in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Nation among other publications. Formerly the Distinguished Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Leon Levy Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY, she is presently finishing a book on America, 1848-1877. She will teach at Union in the spring term.