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Welcome to the website of Dr. Benjamin Fagan.

I am an Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, where I teach courses in early African American literature and print culture.

My first book, The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation, traces the idea of black chosenness through a series of antebellum black newspapers. Future projects include a monograph that reads the Civil War through the pages of the black press, an edited collection of original essays on African American literature between 1830 and 1850, and a co-edited collection of essays focused on the visual cultures of the Civil War.