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Photo of Florence Dore, taken by Sarah Boyd

Professor / Director of Graduate Studies

1999, PhD English, University of California at Berkeley

1987, BA English, Wesleyan University


Florence Dore joined the faculty in 2010, having earned her doctorate at UC Berkeley in 1999.  She has held fellowships at New York University, the National Humanities Center, and the Institute for Arts and Humanities at UNC, has won grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  Dore is on the Steering Committee for Post45, a collective of scholars working on American Literature and Culture since 1945, and was a founding co-editor for the Post45 Book Series at Stanford University Press.  She has organized two public conferences on rock and literature– at the National Humanities Center and Carolina Performing Arts in 2016-2017; and, with JD Connor and Amy Hungerford, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011–and she is on the Advisory Board for the Institute for Bob Dylan Studies at the University of Tulsa’s Bob Dylan Archive.




  •    Invited Fellow, The National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC (2016-2017)
  •    Fellow, Institute of Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina (2013)
  •    Fellow, The National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC (2008-2009)
  •    Distinguished Teaching Award, Kent State University (2009)
  •    Visiting Scholar, Case Western Reserve University Law School (Spring 2008)
  •    National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend (2001)
  •    Postdoctoral Fellowship, New York University Draper Program in Humanities   and Social Thought (2000-2002)
  •    Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California at Berkeley (1998)
  •    Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship (1997-8)
  •    Mellon Dissertation Fellowship (1996-7)
  •    Phi Beta Kappa (1987)

Courses Taught:

  • English 124 “Contemporary Fiction”
  • English 281 “Media and Literature”
  • English 347 “The American Novel”