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Profile: Gregg Crane

Title: Professor and Director, Program in the Environment
Ph.D., UC-Berkeley  1995
JD, University of California, San Francisco, Hastings College of the Law, 1986

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Late eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century American poetry and prose; African American literature; law and literature, philosophy and literature, environmental literature.

Secondary Interests

Ethical, aesthetic, and political theory; legal history.


The Cambridge Introduction to the Nineteenth-Century American Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2007); Race, Citizenship, and Law in American Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2002); "Playing it safe: American literature and the taming of chance," Modern Intellectual History 11:1 (2014); “Intuition: The ‘Unseen Thread’ Connecting Emerson and James,” Modern Intellectual History 10:1 (2013); "The Art of Judgment," American Literary History 23:3 (2011); "Law and the American Novel," Cambridge History of the American Novel (2010); "Reasonable Doubts: Crime and Punishment," American Literary History 18:4 (2006); "The Law and Literature Movement," The Oxford Companion to American Law, ed. Kermit Hall (Oxford University Press, 2002); "Stowe and the Law," The Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe, ed. Cindy Weinstein (Cambridge University Press, 2004); "Ralph Ellison's Constitutional Faith," The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Ellison, ed. Ross Posnock (Cambridge University Press, 2005); articles on nineteenth-century American literature, African American literature, and law and literature in American Literature, American Literary History, and Nineteenth-Century Literature.
  • The Cambridge Introduction to The Nineteenth-Century American Novel

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