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Profile: Alan Wald

Title: Emeritus H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor
Ph.D., UC-Berkeley  1974

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

U.S. Cultural Left in the mid-20th Twentieth-Century; U.S. Marxism and Literary Intellectuals; Left-wing African American and Jewish American writers; the Great Depression; the Cold War era

Secondary Interests

U.S. Writers of color on the left; history of socialism and communism in the U.S.; realism, naturalism and modernism in mid-20th century U.S.; radical movements in the 1960s; film Noir and the left; women writers on the left; left-wing (Marxist) gay and lesbian writers.


Lineages of the Literary Left:  Essays in Honor of Alan M. Wald (2015);  American Night:  The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War (2012);  Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Anti-Fascist Crusade (University of North Carolina Press, 2007); Exiles From a Future Time (University of North Carolina Press, 2002); Writing From the Left (Verso, 1994); The Responsibility of Intellectuals (Humanities Press, 1992); The New York Intellectuals (University of North Carolina Press, 1987); The Revolutionary Imagination: The Poetry and Politics of John Wheelwright and Sherry Mangan (University of North Carolina Press, 1983); James T. Farrell:The Revolutionary Socialist Years (New York University Press, 1978).
  • American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War
  • Trinity of Passion

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Home page in progress:  https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/alan-wald-homepage/

See Wikipedia entry for Alan M. Wald:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_M._Wald

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