Jeffrey Wallen is Professor of Comparative Literature at Hampshire College, in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is author of Closed Encounters: Literary Politics and Public Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 1998). In addition to writing about the current conflicts and debates in the university, he has published widely on nineteenth-century European literature. His essays have appeared in Yale Journal of Criticism, ELH, Diacritics, Word & Image, College English, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and other journals. His most recent publications include "Migrant Visions: The Scheunenviertel and Boyle Heights, Los Angeles," "Narrative Tensions: The Eyewitness and the Archive," "Falling Under an Evil Influence," "From the Archives" (co-written with Arnold Dreyblatt), and "Sociable Robots and the Posthuman." He is currently working on a study of the archive in contemporary thought and art.
Updated February 19, 2011
Essays in Partial Answers
Narrative Tensions : The Archive and the Eyewitness
Volume 7, Number 2 , June 2009
Volume 9, Issue 2, January 2011
Narrative as a Way of Thinking