Noah Hansen

Noah Hansen
Cohort Year: 2015
Research Interests: Antebellum American literature; history of psychology; trauma theory


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.