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Jacob Crane

Assistant Professor, English and Media Studies
Ph.D., Tufts University, 2014
Master of Arts, Tufts University, 2008
Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, 2005
Office: Adamian Academic Center 086 | 781.891._3499 | jcrane@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Jacob Crane earned his Ph.D. from Tufts University and is primarily interested in minority and diasporic authorship in early and nineteenth-century American literature. He lives in Medford.

Teaching Interests

Early and Nineteenth Century American Literature American Jewish Literature African American Literature Expository Writing

Research Interests

American Literature Atlantic and Diaspora Studies Race and Children's Literature

Awards and Honors

2018, Honorable Mention, Darwin T. Turner Award, African American Review / Johns Hopkins Press
2015, Dean's Fund for International Travel, Bentley University
2013, Horst Frenz Prize Nominee, American Comparative Literature Association
2013, Humanities Dissertation Writing Fellow, Tufts University
2011, Fung Summer Fellowship, Tufts Unviersity
2011, Outstanding Teacher Award, Tufts University
2008, Ph.D. Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Tufts University
2007, Master's Graduate Fellowship, Tufts University
2001, Dean's Scholarship, Boston University

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Crane, J. H. (2020). Reading American Secularism in the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli. American Quarterly / Johns Hopkins UP, 72 (2), 403-422.

Crane, J. H. (2020). “One Day Our Warmest Friend; the Next Our Bitterest Enemy”: Mordecai Manuel Noah and the Black-Jewish Imaginary. Studies in American Jewish Literature / Penn State UP, 39 (2), 182-195.

Crane, J. H. (2019). Ararat Revisited. Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States / Oxford University Press, 44 (1), 43-64.

Crane, J. H. (2019). Peter Parley in Tripoli: Barbary Slavery and Imaginary Citizenship. ESQ: A Journal of Nineteent-Century American Literature / Washington State University Press, 65 (3), 512-550.

Crane, J. H. (2018). "Razed to the Knees": the Anti-Heroic Body in James McCune Smith's "Head of Colored People" . African American Review / Johns Hopkins University Press.

Crane, J. H. (2015). Barbary(an) Invasions: The North African Figure in Republican Print Culture. Early American Literature, 50 (2), 331-358.

Crane, J. H. (2013). "The Long Transatlantic Career of the Turkish Spy". Atlantic Studies (10.2), 228-246.

Crane, J. H. (2011). Passing the Cape: Amitav Ghosh, Frederick Douglass and the Limits of the Black Atlantic.

Books
Crane, J. H. Blood and Ink: The Barbary Archive in American Literary History. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

Book Chapters
Crane, J. H. “Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy”; The Amours of Edward the IV”; The Adventures of a Turk.” . Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Book Reviews
Crane, J. H. (2016). [Review of the book Review of British Pirates in Print and Performance]. Eighteenth-Century Fiction.

Other(s)
Crane, J. H. (2014). Hazardous Crossings: The Transatlantic Figure in American Print, 1784-1855. Proquest (link)

Conference Presentations

Crane, J. H. (2020). "By a Hidden Nation: Lost Tribes and Indigenous Survivance." Presented at the The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists's C19 Biennial Conference, Online.

Crane, J. H. (2020). "Barbary Jews and the Early Republic." Presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference's American Comparative Literarure Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Crane, J. H., Dayal, S., Hayward, C. C., Hodes, N. L., Medden, S. A., Mulder, J. Y., Mueller, L. S. (2019). Presented at the EMS Research and Pedagogy Committee's EMS Research Roundtable Workshop, Bentley University.

Crane, J. H. (2019). Presented at the Society of Early Americanists's Society of Early Americanists Annual Conference, Eugene, OR.

Crane, J. H. (2019). Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies's American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Crane, J. H. (2018). "“The Interest of Fiction and the Authority of Truth”: Samuel Griswold Goodrich’s Little Library." Presented at the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists's C19, Albuquerque, NM.

Crane, J. H. (2018). "American Secularism and the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli." Presented at the Society of Early Americanists's Religion and Politics in Early America, St. Louis, MO.

Crane, J. H. (2017). "Of Pirates and Print: Race, Nation and the Barbary Archive." Presented at the Bentley University's 5th Annual Research Poster Showcase, Waltham, MA.

Crane, J. H. (2017). ""The Algerines are Coming!: Fake News and Islamophobia in the Early Republic"." Presented at the American Literature Association's American Literature Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Crane, J. H. (2017). ""Blood and Ink: The Patriot and the Sable Poet in The American in Algiers."." Presented at the Society of Early Americanists's Society of Early Americanists Annual Conference, Tulsa, OK.

Crane, J. H. (2016). "Barbary Narratives in 19th Century Children's Literature." Presented at the PCA/ACA's Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Crane, J. H. (2015). "Mordecai Noah's Jewish Atlantic." Presented at the Modern Language Association's Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC Canada.

Crane, J. H. (2014). "Mordecai Noah in Charleston." Presented at the Avery Research Center, College of Charleston's Performing Antebellum Charleston: Racial Theatrics in the Holy City, Charleston, SC.

Crane, J. H. (2014). "Barbary Captivity and 19th Century Children's Literature." Presented at the American Antiquarian Society's Fellowship Colloquium, Worcester, MA.

Crane, J. H. (2013). "By A Hidden Nation: Jewish Identity and the Lost Tribes in the Anglophone Atlantic." Presented at the John Carter Brown Library's Fellowship Colloquium, Providence, RI.

Crane, J. H. (2013). "Mapping the Jewish Diaspora: Mordecai Noah's Travels in England, France Spain and the Barbary States." Presented at the American Comparative Literature Conference's ACLA Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Crane, J. H. (2013). "Publius and Mehmet: The Muslim Mask and the Temporality of Republican Discourse." Presented at the Society of Early Americanists's SEA Biennial Meeting, Savannah, GA.

Crane, J. H. (2012). "The Long Transatlantic Career of the Turkish Spy." Presented at the American Comparative Literature Association's ACLA Annual Conference, Providence, RI.

Crane, J. H. (2011). "Barbary(an) Invasions." Presented at the Library Company of Philadelphia's Fellowship Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA.

Crane, J. H. (2011). "Barbary(an) Invasions." Presented at the American Literature Association's ALA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for EMS Online Teaching Workshop, 2020 - Present
Committee Member for Expository Writing Teaching Resiliency Committee, 2020 - 2020
Committee Member for Research and Pedagogy Committee, 2016 - 2020
Committee Member for Tenure-Track Position Hiring Committee, 2019 - 2020
Committee Member for English and Media Studies Research Roundtable - 2019
Committee Member for Teaching Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Workshop - 2019
Committee Member for Full-time Visiting Lecturer Hiring Committee, 2018 - 2018
Committee Member for Major's Fair Open House - 2018
Committee Member for EXP Placement Reader, 2018 - 2018
Committee Member for EXP Placement Reader, 2017 - 2017
Committee Member for EXP Placement Reader, 2016 - 2016
Committee Member for Literature and Cinema Committee, 2015 - 2016

University Service
Guest Speaker for Provost's Hybrid Teaching Chat, 2020 - Present
Committee Member for Bentley Learning and Teaching Council, 2020 - Present
Task Force Member for Racial Justice Task Force / Communications Committee, 2020 - Present
Committee Member for Curriculum Redesign Workshop, 2020 - Present
Committee Member for BLTC Coffee Break - 2020
Faculty Participant for New Faculty Lunch - 2018
Contributor of Instructional Materials for Bentley First-Year Seminar, 2017 - 2017

Professional Service
Editor (Associate), Journal for New American Notes Online, 2019 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 2018 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Early American Literature, 2017 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for African American Review, 2017 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States, 2014 - Present
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for Society of Early Americanists, 2017 - 2018