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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


J. Bret Maney is an assistant professor of English at Lehman College, CUNY, whose research and teaching focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century US literature and culture, the digital humanities, and the practice and theory of translation. He is the translator and co-editor of a bilingual scholarly edition of Guillermo Cotto-Thorner’s Manhattan Tropics/Trópico en Manhattan (Arte Público, 2019), and has articles published or forthcoming in CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Studies in American Naturalism, Latinx Talk, the Journal of Modern Literature, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. His literary translations of poetry and prose from the French and Spanish have appeared in journals such as Asymptote, Exchanges, Small Axe, Gulf Coast, The Common, Lunch Ticket, and The Brooklyn Rail. Maney is also the creator and curator of the public digital humanities project The Literary Bronx. For more information about Maney, see his Academic Commons profile.