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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's areas of specialization are nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture, the digital humanities, and the practice and theory of translation. He is currently at work on two projects, a book-length manuscript entitled Novels Wrecked by Success: The Moneyed American Good Life from the Gilded Age to the 1929 Crash and a translation of Guillermo Cotto-Thorner's novel Manhattan Tropics (Trópico en Manhattan, 1951), the first novel about the Puerto Rican mass migration to New York City. Maney's criticism and translations from the French and Spanish have appeared in Gulf Coast, Lunch Ticket, The Brooklyn Rail, the Journal of Modern Literature, Small Axe, The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Newsletter, and PEN America. For more information, see his personal website.