Samuel Cohen

Samuel Cohen teaches English at the University of Missouri. He is author of After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s, coeditor of The Legacy of David Foster Wallace and The Clash Takes on the World: Transnational Perspectives on the Only Band That Matters, series editor of The New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture, and author of the textbooks 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology and Literature: The Human Experience. He is writing a book on the history of university presses.


The 2016 Project

I teach American literature in the public university system of Missouri, the state whose admission to the union as a slave state caused a national crisis, the state where Dred Scott was judged to have “no rights the white man is bound to respect,” the state where Michael Brown’s murder turned Black Lives Matter from a hashta