Bryan Sinche

Professor; Department Chair

English and Modern Languages

College of Arts and Sciences
860.768.4415 Auerbach Hall 204E

PhD, University of North Carolina

MA, University of North Carolina

BA, University of Michigan

Bryan Sinche was educated in the public schools in Virginia and—after graduating from the University of Michigan—taught in public schools in Massachusetts and North Carolina.

After earning his PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006, Sinche came to the University of Hartford, where he teaches and writes about antebellum American and African American literature. He has taught classes on a number of topics including William Faulkner, the American Renaissance, book history, African American Autobiography, the Black Arts Movement, and road trips.

Sinche has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles in journals like ESQ, Legacy, Biography, and African American Review and in collections published by Basic Books, Cambridge University Press, and the University of Wisconsin Press. He is also the editor of two books: The Guide for Teachers accompanying the third edition of the Norton Anthology of African American Literature (2014) and the first scholarly edition of Appointed: An American Novel (2019, co-edited with Eric Gardner). Sinche is completing a monograph on self-published African American writing titled Published by Himself.

Sinche’s research has been supported by the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House, the Filson Historical Society the Hutchins Institute at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.