English Faculty -- Allison Giffen

Allison Giffen
Associate Professor

Portrait of Allison Giffen

Education

Ph.D  English, Columbia University
M.A. English, Yale University
B.A. English, Barnard College

Research and Teaching Interests

Early American Literature
Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature
U.S. Women Writers
Early American Poetry
Nineteenth-Century U.S. Popular Literature

Selected Publications

“Lessons Learned: Genre and Paternal Desire in Martha Finley’s Elsie Dinsmore Series” in Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: National and Transatlantic Contexts, Eds. Monika Elbert and Leslie Ginsberg. Routledge, 2014.
“‘Let no man Know’: Negotiating the Gendered Discourse of Affliction in Anne Bradstreet’s ‘Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 1666.’” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 27.1 (2010): 1-22.
Jewish First Wife, Divorced: The Correspondence of Ethel Gross and Harry Hopkins. Co-edited with June Hopkins. Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2003.
“Dutiful Daughters and Needy Fathers: Lydia Sigourney and Nineteenth-Century Popular Literature.” Women’s Studies, 32.3 (2003): 255-280.