Glenn Hendler is Associate Professor of English and the Director of the American Studies Program at Fordham University. The author of Public Sentiments: Structures of Feeling in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (North Carolina, 2001), he is also co-editor, with Mary Chapman, of Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American Culture (California, 1999) (California, 1999). In 2007 Hendler completed two editing projects: an edition of Walt Whitman's temperance novel Franklin Evans; or, The Inebriate (co-edited with Christopher Castiglia, published by Duke University Press) and Keywords for American Cultural Studies (co-edited with Bruce Burgett, published by NYU Press), as well as an interactive website for research and pedagogy tied to Keywords ( He is currently working on a book exploring the representation of emotion and collective public violence to be called Riot Acts: Writing Public Violence in Nineteenth-Century America.