Professor of English
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Degrees: PHD, 1987, Columbia Univ; MA, 1983, Columbia Univ; BA, 1975, Michigan State Univ
Joseph Fichtelberg joined the Hofstra faculty in 1990. A specialist in early American literature, he has published two books—The Complex Image: Faith and Method in American Autobiography (1989), and Critical Fictions: Sentiment and the American Market, 1780-1870 (2003)—and has recently completed a third, Risk Culture: Performance and Danger in Early America. He is now at work on a book titled Beauty and Terror: The Aesthetics of American Violence. Dr. Fichtelberg teaches courses on American literature from the Colonial period to the Civil War. He is on the editorial board of the scholarly journal Early American Literature.