Is there anything more tedious than the facile distinction between university study and the “real world”?
Jenny C. Mann is an Associate Professor of English at Cornell University. She is a scholar of early modern English literature and culture, with a particular interest in rhetoric and the history of science. She is the author of Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare’s England (Cornell UP 2012), as well as various articles on early modern rhetoric and poetics. Her current project, “Orpheus on Trial: Renaissance Poetics and the History of Knowledge,” investigates how early modern writers think about the power of fiction and its relationship to other knowledge practices. She also teaches and writes about the literary genre of utopia.