Barbara Will

Academic Appointments

A. and R. Newbury Professor of English

I specialize in twentieth-century literature, culture, and history, with a comparative emphasis upon Anglo-American and French modernism.  

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As an administrator, I have been chair of the Presidential Steering Committee for Moving Dartmouth Forward (, and, since July 1, 2015, am the Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities at Dartmouth.

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215 Sanborn
HB 6045
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dean of Faculty
B.A. Yale University
M.A. Bryn Mawr College
Ph.D. Duke University

Selected Publications

Race Matters in the 21st Century: Essays on the Work of Cornel West (under submission)

Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

Gertrude Stein, Modernism, and the Problem of “Genius,” Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000.

The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein,” Humanities, The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities 33:2 (March-April 2012).

"Thinking Globally? The Idea, Ideology, and Limits of Cosmopolitanism," Remate de Males (Brazil), and ABC (Romania) (February 2011).

"'And Then One Day There Was A War': Gertrude Stein, Children's Literature, and World War II," Children's Literature Association Quarterly 32:4 (November, 2007): 340-53.

"The Great Gatsby and the Obscene Word," College Literature 32.4 (Fall 2005): 125-44.

"Gertrude Stein and Zionism," Modern Fiction Studies 51: 2 (Summer 2005): 437-55.

"Lost in Translation: Stein's Vichy Collaboration," Modernism/modernity 11:4 (November 2004), 651-668.

“Gertrude Stein, Automatic Writing and the Mechanics of Genius,” Forum for Modern Language Studies , 37:2 (2001) 1-9.

"The Nervous Origins of the American Western," American Literature 70:2 (June 1998): 293-316.

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