About

Jeff Allred (jeff.allred [at] hunter.cuny.edu; @jballred) is Associate Professor of English and co-director of ACERT (Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) at Hunter College/CUNY, where he has worked since 2005.  He is author of American Modernism and Depression Documentary (Oxford UP, 2010; paperback ed., 2012), which combines close readings of several Depression-era photo-documentary books with broader arguments about the relationship between the documentary mode and modernist aesthetics.  For a more detailed description of the book’s aims, see this interview in Rorotoko from 2010.  He has also published articles and reviews on American literature, modernism, and media studies in American Literature, American Literary History, Criticism, Arizona Quarterly, and others.

Professor Allred has received several awards and grants, including the Foerster Prize (annually awarded to the best article in American Literature), a year-long research grant from the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center, and a Fellowship in Teaching and Technology from Hunter College.  He is currently working on a book manuscript examining the relationship between literary modernism and pedagogy, entitled ABC of Modernism, a chapter on “Documentary Work” for a forthcoming volume, American Literature in Transition, 1930-1940, ed. Ichiro Takayoshi, and a chapter on “Visual Cultures of Modernism” for a forthcoming volume, Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel, ed. Joshua K. Miller.

If you want to learn less about Prof. Allred, see his departmental page at Hunter.