Wesleyan portrait of Morgan  Day Frank

Morgan Day Frank

Visiting Assistant Professor of English


BA Wesleyan University
MA Stanford University
PHD Stanford University

Morgan Day Frank

Morgan Day Frank teaches and studies American literature, with a particular interest in the methods of literary sociology. He has written about disgust as a literary mode, secret societies in Progressive Era fiction, the history of college football, and fictional scenes where characters are self-consciously not reading. He is currently completing a book manuscript, Schools of Fiction, which argues that the institutionalization of literature enabled the expansion and consolidation of the modern educational system in the United States. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in NOVEL, Modern Language Quarterly, New Literary History, Modernism/Modernity Print Plus, and n+1 online.

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Spring 2020
ENGL 249 - 01
Great American Novella

ENGL 323 - 01
What Was the Public Sphere?