Prof. Kristie Hamilton

Kristie Hamilton, Associate Professor

phone: 414-229-5959
office: Curtin Hall 478


PhD, University of Texas at Austin
MA, Arizona State University

Teaching Interests:

American literature and culture: colonial, 18th and 19th centuries, contemporary ethnic literature
Women's writing
Sentimental and sensationalist fiction
Print culture
Historical materialist theories of literature and culture
Gender studies
Regional literatures of the Americas

Selected Publications:

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.