JENNIFER R. BERNSTEIN
is a writer and journalist based in Nashville, Tennessee. She's also lived in New York and Seattle.
She has written essays and criticism for The New Republic, The Nation, LARB, LitHub, Brooklyn Magazine, Pacific Standard, Hazlitt, MEL, Hyperallergic, Ploughshares, Gay Magazine, and elsewhere. She is interested in literature, the arts, place and space, sex and gender, medicine and healthcare, and the beautiful game, among other subjects.
She is also a cofounder and former editor of The New Inquiry.
BOOKS / ARTS
The Stories We Don't Need to Hear About Doctors and the Ones We Do (February 6, 2020) / The Nation
Aponte Forever: "Art and Black Freedom" in Nashville (January 24, 2020) / Burnaway
A Meditation on the Ineffable Grandeur of Churches (April 26, 2017) / Hyperallergic
On the Enduring Appeal of the Bildungsroman (March 8, 2017) / Ploughshares
People of the Book: Jewish Lessons in Reading (December 6, 2016) / Ploughshares
Moments in the Rose-Garden: The Literature of Stillness (October 18, 2016) / Ploughshares
The Poetics of Madness: Reading and Writing Mental Illness (September 15, 2016) / Ploughshares
Go West, Young Man: America and the Literature of Place (August 23, 2016) / Ploughshares
A Better Way of Talking About Beauty (August 19, 2016) / Pacific Standard
Readers in Exile: The Elsewheres of Andre Aciman (July 26, 2016) / Ploughshares
Between Eternity and Time (June 24, 2016) / The Los Angeles Review of Books
Why Literature Needs Psychology (May 2, 2016) / Literary Hub
What if Seattle Is Just Not a World Class City of Literature? (February 1, 2016) / The Stranger
A Cruel Mistress (August 24, 2015) / The Seattle Review of Books
Harry Potter, Teen Idol (July 2011) / The Daily
Lady Gaga: Fame Over (April 2010) / PopMatters
MEDICINE / HEALTHCARE
Tennessee's Chemical Castration Bill Shows Local Republicans Have One Thing on Their Minds (January 29, 2020) / The Nation
The Surgical Resident Life (January 17, 2017) / Catapult
SELF / ETC.
Your Boss Is Not Your Friend (January 14, 2020) / Forge
Notes on the Psychodrama at Arsenal (March 27, 2017) / Eephus Magazine
How Do We Learn to Forgive Our Fathers? (December 13, 2016) / MEL Magazine
The Life of the Party (October 31, 2016) / Essentialist
Welcome to League D (June 2, 2016) / Eephus Magazine
I Was Wrong (April 15, 2016) / Brooklyn Magazine
00CC33 (March 18, 2016) / WebSafe2k16
The Best Time I Called in to a Radio Advice Show (March 2012) / The Hairpin
2019. Opioid-Free Anesthesia for Open-Heart Surgery Using Pectoral Fascia Blocks: A 19-Patient Case Series. Poster presented at ASRA: April 12, 2019; Las Vegas, NV.