Sally Bachner

Associate Professor of English

285 Court Street, 111
860-685-3611

sbachner@wesleyan.edu

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BA Reed College
MA Princeton University
PHD Princeton University

Sally Bachner

Sally Bachner is a scholar of contemporary and twentieth-century British and American fiction. Her book, The Prestige of Violence: American Fiction, 1962-2007 (2011), argues that, starting in the 1960s, American fiction laid claim to the status of serious literature by placing violence at the heart of its mission and then insisting that this violence could not be represented. Bachner’s essays have appeared in journals and collections including Rethinking History, The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy, and Ford Madox Ford’s Modernity.

Ph.D., Princeton University, English Literature (September 2001)

M.A., Princeton University, English Literature (1998)

B.A., Reed College, English Literature, with commendation for excellence (1993)

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Office Hours

By appointment. Please email me at sbachner@wesleyan.edu.

Courses

Fall 2022
ENGL 217 - 01
Recent American Fiction

ENGL 236 - 01
Modern Fiction

Spring 2023
ENGL 311 - 01
Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys

ENGL 344 - 01
Women's Lib, Women's Lit