Prof. Stephanie Insley Hershinow

Stephanie Insley Hershinow


Location: VC 7-240
Phone: (646) 312-3910


Stephanie Insley Hershinow is an Assistant Professor of English, specializing in eighteenth-century British literature, the history and theory of the novel, experimental literature, and literary theory. She completed her PhD at Johns Hopkins and, before coming to Baruch, held a postdoc at Rutgers. She has received research fellowships from the Rotary Foundation and the Fulbright Program. Prof. Hershinow is currently finishing a book titled “Born Yesterday: Inexperience and the Early Novel,” which asks why the eighteenth-century novel is preoccupied with naïveté—with adolescent characters that don’t grow, mature, or develop in predictable ways. She’s also interested more broadly in questions of literary form, and especially in the weird shapes and configurations the novel took before it settled into the customs we recognize today. She has essays out or forthcoming from Novel, The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation, and Romantic Circles. In addition to teaching Great Works and Writing at Baruch, she teaches courses on British literature, the novel, and on individual authors, like Jane Austen

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