Frank Felsenstein
Frank Felsenstein
Professor Emeritus of English
Curriculum Vitae

Frank Felsenstein took retirement from Ball State in June 2017 after fifteen years. Previously he taught at the University of Leeds in England. He is the author of Anti-Semitic Stereotypes (Johns Hopkins UP, 1995) and English Trader, Indian Maid (Johns Hopkins UP, 1999). He edited Tobias Smollett’s Travels through France and Italy (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979), which has gone through seven editions, most recently with Broadview Press (2011), and a translation into Japanese (2016). At Ball State, he is co-director of the What Middletown Read project, and co-author with James J. Connolly of What Middletown Read (U. Mass. Press, 2015), and with Connolly and others Print Culture Histories Beyond the Metropolis (U. Toronto Press, 2016). Dr. Felsenstein’s continuing research is based on the refugee experience of his parents in the late 1930s when they were refugees from Nazi Germany. The title of the work is No Life Without You: Refugee Love Letters from the 1930s: A Refugee Love Story. His position at BSU was a joint one between the Honors College and the English Department.


University of Leeds, 1966

B.A. (Hons.) in English

University of Leeds, 1971

Ph.D. in English

Recent Publications and Research

Review Article: ‘Against the Odds – The Jew in the Medieval Mind’, review of five recent books, Jewish Quarterly Review, due out summer 2018

‘Truncated Memories: Berlin and Frankfurt in the Afterlives of Two Jewish refugee Women’, on-line blog, Times of Israel, 27 September 2017 (

‘Reliving 1967: The Six Day War Fifty Years On’, on-line blog, Times of Israel, 22 May 2017 (

Frank Felsenstein CV (.DOCX)