I am Associate Professor of English in the English Department at Cornell University, where I specialize in the production and reception of literary modernism in the United States, with further interests in media studies and African American literature. My scholarly writing has focused on the collective and institutional forms of twentieth-century authorship that are obscured by the romanticized figure of the individual artist.  My book Collecting as Modernist Practice studies the way anthologists, art collectors, and archivists broadly competed over the form of modernism's anticipated institutionalization in American museums and in the academy.  Collecting as Modernist Practice was awarded the 2013 Modernist Studies Association book prize and was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.  

I am also co-editor, with Jonathan P. Eburne, of Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic, and with Stephen Hock co-edited Directed by Allen Smithee.

I am currently working on a book-length project on the Firesign Theatre, about which I recently recorded a podcast for the Organist on KCRW.  And I am studying libraries and information during the Second World War. 

In the 2017-2018 academic year I am a faculty fellow at the Cornell University Society for the Humanities.


Professor Jeremy Braddock
Cornell University Department of English
250 Goldwin Smith Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

braddock < at > cornell < dot > edu