Merve Emre

Merve Emre is associate professor of English at Oxford University and fellow of Worcester College. She is the author of two books: Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America and The Personality Brokers. Her essays and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in The New YorkerHarper’s Magazine, the New RepublicThe NationThe WalrusBookforumBoston ReviewThe Bafflern+1, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.


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It Me

Scott Selisker reviews Merve Emre’s “The Personality Brokers.”...


Reading Bad

Bruce Robbins reads Merve Emre's "Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America."...

Reading Bad


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