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David Blake



DHB Dept

Phone: (609) 771-3048


Office: Bliss Hall 226*


David Blake received a B.A. from Colgate University and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches courses at The College of New Jersey in 19th- and 20th- century U.S. literature and the relationship between politics and literature.  

Blake is the author of Walt Whitman and the Culture of Celebrity (Yale) and the co-editor (with his English department colleague Michael Robertson) of Walt Whitman, Where the Future Becomes Present (Iowa).  Blake’s most recent book is Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and Rise of Celebrity Politics (Oxford), which won the Association of American Publishers’ 2017 PROSE Award for Media & Cultural Studies.   


Photo Credit: Matt Furman photography

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