Area of Expertise
Nineteenth-century American literature; sexuality studies; women's studies; authors: Twain, Stowe, Dickinson, Warner, Whitman; sentimental and Gothic literature; fluency in French
Marianne Noble's teaching and research interests include American literature, culture studies, and gender studies, with a particular emphasis on the construction of sexuality in nineteenth-century American women's literature. She is the author of The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature (Princeton University Press, 2000), which won a Choice Outstanding Book Award. She has recently published articles on Gothic and sentimental literature, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Frederick Douglass and is currently working on a book titled Sympathy and the Quest for Genuine Human Contact in American Romanticism.