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.
Professional MembershipsCharles Brockden Brown Society 2021 - PresentThe Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 2020 - PresentAmerican Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2019 - PresentModern Language Association 2012 - PresentSociety of Early Americanists 2011 - PresentAmerican Comparative Literature Association 2009 - Present
Awards and Honors2018, Honorable Mention, Darwin T. Turner Award, African American Review / Johns Hopkins Press2015, Dean's Fund for International Travel, Bentley University2013, Horst Frenz Prize Nominee, American Comparative Literature Association2013, Humanities Dissertation Writing Fellow, Tufts University2011, Fung Summer Fellowship, Tufts Unviersity2011, Outstanding Teacher Award, Tufts University2008, Ph.D. Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Tufts University2007, Master's Graduate Fellowship, Tufts University2001, Dean's Scholarship, Boston University
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. (2020). Reading American Secularism in the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli. American Quarterly / Johns Hopkins UP, (72) 2 403-422. 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. (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. (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. .
Crane, J. H. (). Blood and Ink: The Barbary Archive in American Literary History. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Press Forthcoming.
Crane, J. H. (). “Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy”; The Amours of Edward the IV”; The Adventures of a Turk.” In , (Eds.) Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel. Forthcoming.
Crane, J. H. (2016). [Review of the book Review of British Pirates in Print and Performance ]. Eighteenth-Century Fiction.
Crane, J. H. (2020). Electronic Empathy and the HumanitiesHumanities in Transition / Medium.com. (Link)Crane, J. H. (2014). Hazardous Crossings: The Transatlantic Figure in American Print, 1784-1855Proquest. (Link)
PresentationsCrane, J. H. (2021). “The Algerine Crisis in Republican Philadelphia” Presented at the Charles Brockden Brown Society Charles Brockden Brown Society Biennial Conference Providence, RI Crane, J. H. (2021). ““The ‘Algerine’ in American Abolitionism” ” Presented at the Dartmouth College Futures of American Studies Institute Hanover, NH Crane, J. H. (2021). “Barbary Jews and the Early Republic” Presented at the Society of Early Americanists Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference Online Crane, J. H. (2020). “By a Hidden Nation: Lost Tribes and Indigenous Survivance” Presented at the The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists C19 Biennial Conference Online Crane, J. H. (2020). “Barbary Jews and the Early Republic” Presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference 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 EMS Research Roundtable Workshop Bentley University Crane, J. H. (2019). Presented at the Society of Early Americanists Society of Early Americanists Annual Conference Eugene, OR Crane, J. H. (2019). Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 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 C19 Albuquerque, NM Crane, J. H. (2018). “American Secularism and the 1797 Treaty of Tripoli” Presented at the Society of Early Americanists Religion and Politics in Early America St. Louis, MO 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 Society of Early Americanists Annual Conference Tulsa, OK Crane, J. H. (2017). “"The Algerines are Coming!: Fake News and Islamophobia in the Early Republic" ” Presented at the American Literature Association American Literature Association Annual Conference Boston, MA Crane, J. H. (2017). “Of Pirates and Print: Race, Nation and the Barbary Archive” Presented at the Bentley University 5th Annual Research Poster Showcase Waltham, MA Crane, J. H. (2016). “Barbary Narratives in 19th Century Children's Literature” Presented at the PCA/ACA 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 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 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 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 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 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 SEA Biennial Meeting Savannah, GA Crane, J. H. (2012). “The Long Transatlantic Career of the Turkish Spy” Presented at the American Comparative Literature Association ACLA Annual Conference Providence, RI Crane, J. H. (2011). “Barbary(an) Invasions” Presented at the Library Company of Philadelphia Fellowship Colloquium Philadelphia, PA Crane, J. H. (2011). “Barbary(an) Invasions” Presented at the American Literature Association ALA Annual Meeting Boston, MA
Committee Member for Expository Writing Teaching Resiliency Committee 2020 - 2020Committee Member for Research and Pedagogy Committee 2016 - 2020Committee Member for EMS Online Teaching Workshop - 2020Committee Member for Tenure-Track Position Hiring Committee 2019 - 2020Committee Member for English and Media Studies Research Roundtable - 2019Committee Member for Teaching Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Workshop - 2019Committee Member for Full-time Visiting Lecturer Hiring Committee 2018 - 2018Committee Member for Major's Fair Open House - 2018Committee Member for EXP Placement Reader 2018 - 2018Committee Member for EXP Placement Reader 2017 - 2017Committee Member for EXP Placement Reader 2016 - 2016Committee Member for Literature and Cinema Committee 2015 - 2016
Committee Member for Bentley Honors Council 2021 - PresentAdministrative Assignment, Other for Coordinator for American Studies LSM 2021 - PresentCommittee Member for Bentley Learning and Teaching Council 2020 - PresentFaculty Participant for New Faculty Lunch - 2021Committee Member for BLTC Colloquium - 2021Task Force Member for Racial Justice Task Force / Communications Committee 2020 - 2020Guest Speaker for Provost's Hybrid Teaching Chat - 2020Committee Member for BLTC Coffee Break - 2020Committee Member for Curriculum Redesign Workshop - 2020Faculty Participant for New Faculty Lunch - 2018Contributor of Instructional Materials for Bentley First-Year Seminar 2017 - 2017
Conference/Workshop Organizer for Charles Brockden Brown Society Conference Committee 2021 - PresentEditor (Associate), Journal for New American Notes Online 2019 - PresentReviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Commonwealth Literature 2018 - PresentReviewer, Journal Article for Early American Literature 2017 - PresentReviewer, Journal Article for African American Review 2017 - PresentReviewer, Journal Article for Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States 2014 - PresentConference/Workshop Session Chair for Charles Brockden Brown Society Biennial Conference - 2021Conference/Workshop Session Chair for Society of Early Americanists 2017 - 2018