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Morris Dickstein
Morris Dickstein
Literary and cultural critic and Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center


Past Event: The Great American Novel, Revisited (2008)



Morris Dickstein is a literary and cultural critic and Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is a senior fellow of CUNY's Center for the Humanities, which he directed from 1993 to 2000. He has also taught at Columbia and Queens College. His books include A Mirror in Roadway: Literature and the Real World (2005), Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970, The Revival of Pragmatism: New Essays on Social Thought, Law, and Culture (editor, 1998), and Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties (1977), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism.


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