English Faculty -- Allison Giffen

Allison Giffen
Associate Professor

Portrait of Allison Giffen


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.