Conn, Peter

Jessica Wolfe

Peter Conn is Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include The Divided Mind: Ideology and Imagination in America, 1898-1917 (published by Cambridge University Press in 1983 and reissued in paperback in 1988 and 2008), Literature in America (Cambridge, 1989), which was a main selection of Associated Book Clubs in the United Kingdom, and Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography (Cambridge, 1996, paperback 1998), which received the Athenaeum Award, was included among the five finalists for the National Book Critics Circle award in biography, and was chosen as a “Notable Book” by the New York Times. Conn has been a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, has received several awards for distinguished teaching, directed National Endowment for the Humanities seminars for college and high school teachers, and was the recipient of an NEH Humanities Focus grant.

On Rorotoko:

On his book The American 1930s: A Literary History
(Our Cover Feature of June 11, 2009)