Academic Field: 
English Language and Literature

James K. Chandler is the Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor in English Language & Literature and the Department of Cinema & Media Studies, the Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities and the director of the Center for Disciplinary Innovation. Chandler is currently writing The Sympathetic Eye: A Brief History of Sentiment, a project that aims to set the work of Frank Capra and the "golden age" of Hollywood in the much longer perspective of cultural and intellectual history than is currently present in existing scholarship. The New Cambridge History of English Romantic Literature, a 300,000-word volume revised for the first time since the first edition early in the 20th-century, was published by the Cambridge University Press in 2008.