Colleen Glenney Boggs

Professor of English
Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
Director of the Leslie Center for the Humanities

A scholar of 19th century American literature, I investigate how language affects our understanding of individuals, nations, and species. I examine transnationalism, animals, and the military draft to understand how differences become communicable. Likewise, my pedagogy centers on discussion. My current research focuses on literature written during the Civil War.

007B Sanborn / 246 Haldeman
HB 6032
Women's and Gender Studies
B.A. Yale University
M.A. University of Chicago
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Selected Publications

Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity , Columbia University Press, January 2013.

Transnationalism and American Literature: Literary Translation 1773-1892 . New York and London: Routledge, 2007; paperback 2009.

Series Editor with Andrew Taylor, Laura Doyle; Edinburgh Studies In Transatlantic Literature

“Animals and the Formation of Liberal Subjectivity in Nineteenth Century American Literature.” Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature . Ed. Russ Castronovo. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 197-216.

“Transatlantic Romanticism.” Transatlantic Literary Studies, 1680-1830: An Introduction . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012: 219-237.

“American Bestiality: Sex, Animals and the Construction of Subjectivity.” Cultural Critique 76 (3), Fall 2010: 98-125.

“Emily Dickinson’s Animal Pedagogies.” PMLA 124 (2), March 2009, 533-541.

“Introduction: (Un)Gendering the Transatlantic.” Symbiosis 13 (2), special issue edited by Colleen Glenney Boggs, October, 2009, 93-99.

“Translation in the United States.” Oxford History of Literary Translation in English : Volume 4: 1790-1900 (5 vols). Oxford and London: Oxford University Press, 2006:20-33.

“Margaret Fuller’s American Translation.” American Literature 76 (1), March 2004: 31-58.

“Specimens of Translation in Walt Whitman’s Poetry.” Arizona Quarterly 58 (3), Autumn 2002: 33-56.

Opinion Pieces in The New York Times, The Guardian, PBS Need to Know, Huffington Post.

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Works in Progress

MLA Options for Teaching the Literatures of the American Civil War (in development with the MLA)

monograph in progress: Civil War Substitutes: How the Draft Changed American Literature