smith photoCaleb Smith is professor of English and American Studies at Yale University and the author of The Oracle and the Curse (2013) and The Prison and the American Imagination (2009). He is working on an edition of “The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict,” an 1858 narrative by Austin Reed, an African American inmate of New York’s Auburn State Prison, which will be published by Random House in 2016. His writing on contemporary media and the arts appears in Bomb, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Paper Monument, Yale Review, and Avidly.

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