- PhD, Columbia University
- Professor Noble's teaching and research interests include American literature, intimacy and the emotions, and philosophical approaches to literature. She is the author of Rethinking Sympathy and Human Contact in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Hawthorne, Douglass, Stowe, Dickinson (Cambridge UP 2019) and The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature (Princeton UP 2000), which won a Choice Outstanding Book Award. She co-edited Emily Dickinson and Philosophy (Cambridge UP 2013). She has recently published articles on Dickinson, Hawthorne, phenomenology, and human contact. In 2016, she was a Fulbright Scholar in South Korea.
LIT-121 Rethinking Literature: Beach Reads
LIT-422 Adv Studies in Contemp Lit: Self Stories
CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: The Examined Life
LIT-262 Literature & the Ethical Life
LIT-251 Sophomore Seminar: Lit, Transgression, and Law
LIT-340 Topics in 19th C Lit & Culture: Sympathy in 19C American Lit
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.