Kristie Hamilton, Associate Professor
office: Curtin Hall 478
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
MA, Arizona State University
American literature and culture: colonial, 18th and 19th centuries, contemporary ethnic literature
Sentimental and sensationalist fiction
Historical materialist theories of literature and culture
Regional literatures of the Americas
America's Sketchbook: The Cultural Life of a Nineteenth-Century Literary Genre (1998).
"Hawthorne, Modernity, and the Literary Sketch." In The Cambridge Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne. Ed. Richard H. Millington. NY: Cambridge University Press 2004: 99-120.
"Fauns and Mohicans: Narratives of Extinction and Hawthorne's Aesthetic of Modernity." In Roman Holidays: Hawthorne, James and Others in Italy. Eds. Robert K. Martin and Leland S. Person. University of Iowa Press, 2002: 41-59.
"The Politics of Survival: Sara Parton's Ruth Hall and the Literature of Labor," in Redefining the Political Novel: American Women Writers 1797-1901. Ed. Sharon M. Harris. University of Tennessee Press, 1995: 86-108.
"Toward a Cultural Theory of the Antebellum Literary Sketch." Genre 23 (Winter 1990, copyright 1992): 297-323.
"An Assault on the Will: Republican Virtue and the City in Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette." Early American Literature 24 (Fall 1989): 135-51.