Dean Franco

Dr. Dean Franco

Professor of English


Office: C208 Tribble Hall

Phone: (336) 758-3549



PhD University of Southern California

MA California STate University, Long Beach

BA University of California, Irvine

Areas of Interest

Ethnic American Literature

Jewish Cultural Studies

Chicano and Latino Literature

19th & 20th Century American Literature

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

ENG 170 – Introduction to American Literature

ENG 175 – Studies in American Literature

ENG 300 – Our Americas

ENG 300 – Passing, Crossing, Being: States of Pluralism in American Literature

ENG 302 – Multiculturalism, Literature, and Political Theory

ENG 357 – Studies in Chicano Literature

ENG 371 – American Ethnic Writers

ENG371 – American Ethnic Literatures

ENG 377 – Jewish American Literature

ENG 377 – American Jewish writers

ENG 771 – American Ethnic Literature

FYS – Inauthentic, Abnormal, and Queer

Selected Publications

Race, Rights, and Recognition:  Jewish American Literature Since 1969 (Cornell UP 2012).

Ethnic American Literature:  Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing. University of Virginia Press. 2006.

Articles appearing in PMLA, Contemporary Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Prooftexts, and Studies in American Jewish Literature

Additional Professional Information

Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Franco

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