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Granville Ganter

Associate Professor
English
Ph.D., 1998, City University of New York, Graduate Center, English Literature
M.Phil., 1995, City University of New York, Graduate Center, English Literature
M.A., 1989, University of Vermont, English Literature
M.A. courses, 1987 Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury College
B.A., 1983, Boston University, English Literature

Granville Ganter graduated from the City University of New York in 1998 and joined the faculty at St. John’s. His research focuses on oratory, rhetoric, and performance from the colonial period through the Civil War. He frequently teaches courses on African American and Native American literary traditions, as well as surveys of the major writers of the colonial, early national, and Transcendental eras. He is the editor of The Collected Speeches of Sagoyewatha, or Red Jacket (Syracuse UP), and won an award for the 2004 best essay in African American Review, “He Made Us Laugh Some: Frederick Douglass’s Humor.” He has been awarded fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society and the New York Historical Society. He is an advisor for the department’s student-run journal, the St. John’s Humanities Review.