Dr Merve Emre BA, MA, MPhil, PhD

Dr Merve Emre
Faculty of English
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Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in English
Research interests: 

Dr. Emre specializes in 20th century American literature, with a particular interest in the novel after 1945, literary institutions, the practices and politics of reading, and the history of the humanities.

Selected publications: 

Dr. Emre is the author of two books: Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, November 2017); and The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing (New York: Doubleday, September 2018), which will be published in the U.K. under the title What's Your Type? (London: HarperCollins, 2018). Her essays and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, The Paris Review, The New Republic, The Nation, Bookforum, Boston Review, The Baffler, n+1, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, where she is senior humanities editor. For more information, please visit her website at merveemre.com