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Marianne Noble Professor Literature

Degrees
PhD, Columbia University

Bio
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.
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Literature Department
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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

Additional Information

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.

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