Department of English

Benjamin Fagan

Benjamin Fagan Associate Professor
9092 Haley Center
(334) 844-9092
Personal web site

Office Hours

  • Monday By appointment only
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  • Thursday By appointment only
  • Friday By appointment only


Benjamin Fagan received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and his B.A. from the University of Iowa. He is the author of The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation (Georgia, 2016), and his work has appeared in journals such as American Literary History, African American Review, and American Periodicals. He teaches courses in early African American literature and culture. More information on his teaching, publications, and current projects can be found at his website:


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2011
  • B.A., University of Iowa, 2004

Representative Publications

The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2016).

 “The Fragments of Black Reconstruction,” American Literary History 30.3 (September 2018): 450-465.

 “The North Star and the Atlantic 1848,” African American Review 47.1 (Spring 2014): 51-67.

 “‘Americans As They Really Are’: The Colored American and the Illustration of National Identity,” American Periodicals 21.2 (Fall 2011): 97-119.


Last Updated: September 02, 2020