David Leverenz

Professor Emeritus

Professor David Leverenz received his AB from Harvard in 1964 and his PhD from Berkeley in 1969. He joined the UF faculty in 1985, after teaching at Rutgers University for sixteen years and chairing the Livingston College English Department from 1975 to 1980.

He is the author of The Language of Puritan Feeling (Rutgers UP, 1980), Manhood and the American Renaissance (Cornell UP, 1989), Paternalism Incorporated: Fables of American Fatherhood, 1865–1940 (Cornell UP, 2003), and Honor Bound: Race and Shame in America (Rutgers UP, 2012). He has also co-edited Mindful Pleasures, a collection of essays on Thomas Pynchon (Little, Brown, 1976). He has published over twenty-five essays and articles, primarily on 19th century American literature,in such journals as American Literary History, Signs, College English, PMLA, Southwest Review, and Criticism.


Primary Navigation



Department of English

4008 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117310
Gainesville, FL 32611-7310
P: (352) 392-6650
F: (352) 392-0860


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

2014 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117300
Gainesville, FL 32611-7310
P: (352) 392-0780
F: (352) 392-3584