Manya Lempert is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arizona. She received her B.A. in English and French from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her book Tragedy and the Modernist Novel is out with Cambridge University Press.
This is the first study of novelistic tragedy in the modernist period. Tragedy, the book argues, is committed to diagnosing the ideological and material conditions that make for mass, undeserved suffering. Not only does tragedy reveal injurious forms of power, it stages and incites desire for rebellious collective action against them.
Research and Teaching Interests: Modernism, Victorian Literature, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Novel, Twentieth-century British and French Literature, Literature and Philosophy, Literature and Science, Novel Theory, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Ethics of Reading, Greek Tragedy, Modern Tragedy