Michaela Bronstein, Stanford University

Assistant Professor Stanford, California bronstein@stanford.edu Office: (650) 721-2503

Bio/Research

Michaela Bronstein studies the history of the novel, focusing on the experience of reading---both the intimate temporality of the span of time a reader spends immersed in a particular novel, and the longer history of the way books get picked up and repurposed across temporal and national boundari...

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Bio/Research

Michaela Bronstein studies the history of the novel, focusing on the experience of reading---both the intimate temporality of the span of time a reader spends immersed in a particular novel, and the longer history of the way books get picked up and repurposed across temporal and national boundaries. Her teaching and research interests range across 20th-century narrative: from text to television, from Anglo-American modernism to contemporary African fiction. Her first book, Out of Context: The Uses of Modernist Fiction, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. It examines the transhistorical uses of modernist literary forms: rather than looking for the political significance of modernist novels in the context in which they were written, she looks at the uses later writers have made of them. She is also under way on a second book project, “Crimes for All Mankind: Revolution and the Modern Novel,” which examines novels about revolutionaries intertextually connected with one another from 19th-century Russia to South Africa and England today.

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