Ann Douglas


Born
January 01, 1942


Ann Douglas is Parr Professor of Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Prof. Douglas teaches twentieth-century American literature, film, music, and politics, with an emphasis on the Cold War era, African-American culture, and post-colonial approaches.

Before Columbia, Professor Douglas taught at Princeton from 1970-74 - the first woman to teach in its English Department.

She received a Bicentennial Preceptorship from Princeton for distinguished teaching in 1974, and a fellowship from the National Humanities Center in 1978-79 after publishing The Feminization of American Culture (1977). She received an NEH and Guggenheim fellowship for 1993-94.

Her study Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920's (Farrar, Straus, 1995) recei
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“Probably everything in my life comes back to a feeling of abandonment, and this city never abandons you.”
Ann Douglas

“Just to be in Boston, in Cambridge, on a Monday night was very horrifying to me. It frightens me . . . All the stores closing up by 5 or 6, coffeehouses being open maybe until 11, just the sense that the world shuts down and you're left with yourself.”
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