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Brian Lennon

Brian Lennon

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Director, Digital Culture and Media Initiative

416 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-6261

Office Hours:

  • FALL 2017:


  1. Columbia University, Ph.D.
  2. University of Iowa, M.F.A.
  3. Wesleyan University, B.A.

Professional Bio

I have published on topics at the intersection of computing, translation, multilingualism, and genre theory, with special interest in the imperial history of philology and the linguistic history of computing. My books include Passwords: Philology, Security, Authentication (Harvard University Press, 2018) and In Babel’s Shadow: Multilingual Literatures, Monolingual States (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). Current research is on programming languages and cultures of software development.