Iain Bernhoft

Visiting Faculty

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Ruane Center for the Humanities LL26


Ph.D. - English Boston University

Brief Biography:

Iain Bernhoft is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at PC. He teaches courses on American literature and political thought, writing and persuasion. He has published on Cormac McCarthy, Colson Whitehead, and Michael Chabon. Iain is also the director of The Frederick Douglass Project at Providence College, a Humanities Program initiative which aims to cultivate in students the skills of reasoned debate and persuasion necessary for a healthy and free society.

Area(s) of Expertise:

American literature, 20th/21st century literature, academic

Teaching Philosophy:

Learning is an active activity, not a passive one. So don't expect to get much from consuming lectures and regurgitating factoids. As a teacher, my job is to get you thinking critically about and discussing texts and ideas. As a student, your job is to do a whole lot of discussing and writing.

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