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Jenny M. Davidson

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Title Associate Professor
Department English-Compar Lit
Email jmd204@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 1204
Address 602 Philosophy
Mail Code: 4927
United States

B.A., Harvard-Radcliffe (1993); Ph.D., Yale (1999). Jenny Davidson writes about eighteenth-century literature and culture; other interests include British cultural and intellectual history and the contemporary novel in English. She is the author of a novel, Heredity (U.S., Soft Skull, 2003; U.K., Serpent's Tail, 2005). Her book Hypocrisy and the Politics of Politeness: Manners and Morals from Locke to Austen was published by Cambridge UP in 2004, and she is now at work on a new book called Breeding: Nature and Nurture Before Biology. In 2005-2006, she is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, MA.