Diane Krumrey

Associate Professor, English, School of Arts and SciencesAssociate Professor, English, School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. in English, University of Connecticut, 1995
B.A. in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office Location: 201 Bryant Hall
Telephone: (203) 576-2381


Diane Krumrey, Associate Professor of English, received a B. A. from the University of Illinois and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. She teaches courses in American literature and culture, modernism and postmodernism, ethnic American literature, writing, and world literature. Her research and writing specialties are early American narrative and Native American literature. As a Fulbright Grant recipient, Dr. Krumrey lectured and researched at the Universität Dortmund in Germany. In 2010, Dr. Krumrey founded the Necessary Voices Writers and Thinkers Lecture Series, which brings poets, critics, and philosophers to speak to the UB community. Dr. Krumrey serves as chair of the English department and head of the Honors Program.

American Literature I and II
American Transcendentalism
African American Literature
Composition and Rhetoric
Ethnic American Literature
Identity in the Modern Novel
Masterpieces of World Literature
New Styles of Storytelling

Early American narrative, Early American representations of Native Americans, Native American literature, Ethnicity and transnationalism in contemporary literature, cosmopolitanism in 18th and 19th century American literature, Henry David Thoreau, postmodernism, world literature

“‘Tongues of Nations’”: Indian Language and the American Cosmopolitan Ideal, 1797 to 1830.” Cosmopolitans at Home and Abroad: Cosmopolitanism in Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature. Eds. James Hewitson and Yvonne Pelletier, under consideration at Palgrave-MacMillan.

Review of A Harmony of the Spirits: Translation and the Language of Community in Early Pennsylvania by Partick M. Erben. The Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer 26:2 (February 2013).

Wretched Refuge: Immigrants and Itinerants in the Postmodern. Eds. Jessica Datema and Diane Krumrey, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

“Translocality in the New Post-American Immigrant Literature” Wretched Refuge: Immigrants and Itinerants in the Postmodern. Eds. Jessica Datema and Diane Krumrey, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Printing, 2010. 27-41.

“Down the Rabbit Hole of Textuality: Using Aporia to Teach Literature.” ADE Bulletin 45 (2008): 21-25.

“Replacing the Nation: Contemporary Literature by and about Immigrants.” Anglophonia 19 (2006): 243-252.

“Subverting the Tonto Stereotype in Popular Fiction, Or, Why Indians say ‘Ugh!’” Simulacrum America. Ed. Elizabeth Kraus, Columbia, SC: Camden House, 2000. 161-169.

“On the Frontier of Natural Language with the Eloquent Indians: Hobomok and Hope Leslie.” Images of the Frontier: Proceedings of the 1997 Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery Conference (1997). 261-266.