Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities
A leading scholar of trauma, law, and the novel, Saint-Amour has been a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, the Center for the Humanities at Cornell, and the National Humanities Center. His monograph The Copywrights: Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination won the Modern Literature Association’s Prize for a First Book, and his most recent book, Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form, won the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize and the MLA’s first annual Matei Calinescu Prize. His articles have appeared in Critical Inquiry, Diacritics, ELH, Modernism/modernity, PMLA, Post45, and Representations. He edited the volume Modernism and Copyright and co-edits, with Jessica Berman, the Modernist Latitudes series for Columbia University Press.
Saint-Amour has been president of the Modernist Studies Association, a trustee of the International James Joyce Foundation, and a member of the supervising committee of the English Institute. At Penn, he has served as chair and graduate director of English, as chair of the Faculty Editorial Board of Penn Press, and as a member of the Planning and Priorities Committee, and the University Scholars Council.