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Professor Emerita

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Nora F. Crow holds an A.B. from Stanford in English Honors and Classics and an A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard. She specializes in l8th-century British literature, especially Swift and the history and theory of satire. She teaches the advanced course Satire: Execution by Words; the intermediate course Rhyming, Railing, and Roguery before l800; and the introductory course The Gothic in Literature. Committed to teaching nonfiction writing as an art form, she frequently offers the advanced course Writing Essays New Yorker Style. Her other teaching interests include the second semester of The English Literary Tradition. If you take a course with Crow, she assures you that you will spend much of the time laughing.

Crow has served as chair of the Division of Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century English Literature of the Modern Language Association. She has published two books: a monograph, The Poet Swift, and a critical anthology of Gothic literature called The Evil Image, co-edited with Patricia Skarda. She composed the master entry on Jonathan Swift in the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Eighteenth-Century British Poets. She has published articles and chapters in books on Swift, as well as chapters in books on the history of psychoanalysis. Her publications in the field of literature and medicine include a study of Wilhelm Jensen's German novel Gradiva, as interpreted by Freud, and a study of the American woman poet H.D. and her analysis with Freud. She really prefers, however, the joy of the sprint to the loneliness of the long-distance writer. Therefore, she is currently engaged in writing numerous reviews for the 18th-century journal The Scriblerian and other scholarly publications.

The Poet Swift   The Evil Image