Bio

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J. Laurence Cohen is a Marion L. Brittain Fellow at Georgia Tech. He received his PhD in English from Emory University. He was a Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow at Morehouse College in 2018-2019. He is the author of Excavating Exodus: Biblical Typology and Racial Solidarity in African American Literature (2021). He is the author of “Exodus and Typological Plasticity in Delany, Melville, and Stowe” published in ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture (64.4 2018. 604-643) and “Shining Inward: The Blind Seer, Fanny Crosby, and Education for the Blind” published in the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (11.1 2017, 53-68). He is a co-host of the Technically Pop and Residential Spread podcasts.

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