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Brian Goodman is an assistant professor in the Department of English. His research and teaching ranges across several fields, including U.S. literature and culture, human rights, dissident literatures, and Jewish studies. His current research explores how the intertwined histories of postwar literary culture, free expression, and human rights have been shaped through transnational cultural exchange. His first book, The Nonconformists: American and Czech Writers across the Iron Curtain, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press in June 2023. A chapter from this project, entitled "Philip Roth's Other Europe," has been published in American Literary History, and his recent writing on free expression issues has appeared in Public Books and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Before coming to ASU, Goodman was a postdoctoral instructor at the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago.
Ph.D. American Studies, Harvard University 2016
M.St. English, University of Oxford, U.K. 2007
B.A. American Studies, Stanford University 2006
Recent and Forthcoming Publications:
The Nonconformists: American and Czech Writers across the Iron Curtain. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press, Spring 2023.
“American Jewish Writers and the Eastern Bloc: The Dissident Generation.” In The Bloomsbury Handbook to Cold War Literary Studies, edited by Greg Barnhisel, pp. 113-130. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.