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J. Bret Maney

Assistant Professor

Bret Maney

Carman Hall 399
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A.B., Harvard College
M.A., University of Paris VII–Denis Diderot
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Bret Maney joined the Lehman faculty in 2015 as an assistant professor of English. He is a literary scholar whose research and teaching focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture, the digital humanities, and the practice and theory of translation. His articles on digital pedagogy, modernism, translation studies, and the writers Theodore Dreiser, John Edgar Wideman, and René Marqués have appeared or are forthcoming in CENTRO Journal, Studies in American Naturalism, the Journal of Modern Literature, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.

His literary translations from the French and Spanish have been published in journals such as Asymptote, Exchanges, Small Axe, Gulf Coast, Lunch Ticket, and The Brooklyn Rail. He is the translator of Guillermo Cotto-Thorner's foundational Latinx novel, Manhattan Tropics [Trópico en Manhattan, 1951], the first novel about the Puerto Rican mass migration to New York City (forthcoming from Arte Público Press). For more information, see his Academic Commons page.