Leonard Cassuto – “Graduate School in the Humanities: Past, Present, and Especially Future”
Leonard Cassuto received his BA from Columbia University and his PhD from Harvard, and has been teaching at Fordham University since 1989, with the exception of half a year spent in Tanzania as a Fulbright lecturer. At Fordham University he teaches American Literature and writes on subjects ranging from crime fiction to the scientific search for room-temperature semiconductors.
His lecture will address the issues raised in his 2015 book, The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It.
Cassuto writes a column for The Chronicle of Higher Education called “The Graduate Adviser.” His books include Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Fiction and The Inhuman Race: The Racial Grotesque in American Literature and Culture. In addition to these he has also published several edited volumes including The Cambridge Companion to Baseball and The Cambridge History of the American Novel, among others.