Professor Allred has recently published a review-essay in American Literary History on ideas of “normality” in midcentury American culture: link to article (full text, free access) and full citation is:
Professor Allred has been at Hunter since 2005. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, modernism, and literary theory, in addition to more specialized topics, such as “Documentary in Literature and Film,” “ABCs of Modernism,” and “Art/Work: Labor and Culture in the 20th Century US.”
Professor Allred’s book, American Modernism and Depression Documentary (Oxford University Press, 2010), surveys the uneven terrain of American modernity through the lens of photo-documentary books, including work by James Agee/Walker Evans, Richard Wright, and Erskine Caldwell/Margaret Bourke-White.
He is the recipient of several grants and awards, including the Foerster Prize (awarded annually for the best article in American Literature), a year-long fellowship at the CUNY Center for the Humanities, and a Duncan Fellowship at the Ransom Center for the Humanities, and a Hunter Fellowship in Teaching and Technology grant for developing new web-based pedagogy. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled ABC of Modernism and “Novel Hacks,” an essay examining the history of the novel genre in light of the ongoing migration in reading from print to screen.
We are proud to have him as a CUNY Baccalaureate mentor!