Noah Hansen

Email: 

noahh@uchicago.edu

Research Interests: 

Antebellum American literature; history of psychology; trauma theory

Biography: 

I received my BA in English and Anthropology from McGill University. My undergraduate thesis examined Herman Melville’s representations of “memory disorder” (in the form of too much memory, too little memory, trauma, amnesia, and overburdened palimpsests) in several key works.
 
After graduating in 2013 I worked for one year as a teacher/tour guide in Israel and for the next as a tour guide at an abandoned prison-turned-historic site in Philadelphia called Eastern State Penitentiary.