Andy Doolen

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  • Professor
  • American Studies
  • English
  • Social Theory
  • US Culture and Business Practices
1337 Patterson Office Tower
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Office Hours Fall 2018: W 2-4

PhD, University of Arizona (2001)

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Andy Doolen is a professor of American literature. He is the author of the books Territories of Empire: U.S. Writing from the Louisiana Purchase to Mexican Independence (Oxford, 2014) and Fugitive Empire: Locating Early American Imperialism (Minnesota, 2005). His articles and reviews have appeared in many journals and collections, including American Literature, American Literary History, Early American Literature, Studies in American Fiction, The Cambridge Companion to American Women's Literature, and Mapping Regions in Early American Writing.  He is currently working on a study of John Dunn Hunter and the mobilization for Native self-determination in Mexican Texas during the 1820s. He teaches a wide range of courses in American literature, American Studies, and Social Theory. 


Areas of Specialty:

  • Early U.S. Literature
  • U.S. American Studies 
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Empire Studies
Selected Publications: 


Territories of Empire: U.S. Writing from the Louisiana Purchase to Mexican Independence (Oxford University Press, 2014.) 

Fugitive Empire: Locating Early American Imperialism (University of Minnesota Press, 2005) 


Forthcoming, “Claiming Native Space: John Dunn Hunter and the Fredonian Rebellion,” Early American Literature

Forthcoming, “Autobiography across Borders: Reading John Dunn Hunter’s Memoirs of a Captivity among the Indians of North America, from Childhood to the Age of Nineteen,” In Inventing Destiny: Cultural Explorations of US Expansion, University of Kansas Press

Forthcoming, Charles Brockden Brown, Empire, and Colonialism," In The Oxford Handbook of Charles Brockden Brown (Oxford University Press)

“When Mammy Lies: The Everyday Resistance of Slave Women in Martin Delany’s Blake,Studies in American Fiction 45.1 (Spring 2018): 1-17.

"Captives in Mexico: Zebulon Pike and the New American Regionalism," In Bordering Establishments: Mapping Regions in Early American Writing (University of Georgia Press, 2015)

"Women Writers and the Early U.S. Novel," In The Cambridge History of American Women's Literature, Ed. Dale M. Bauer. Cambridge University Press, 2012: 119-139.

“ 'Be Cautious of the Word Rebel’: Race, Transnationalism, and the Struggle for History in Martin Delany’s Blake; Or, the Huts of America,” American Literatur81 (March 2009): 153-179.

“Blood, Republicanism, and the Return of George Washington: A Response to Shirley Samuels,” American Literary History 20.1 (Spring/Summer 2008): 76-82.

“Early American Civics and Rehistoricizing the Power of Republicanism,” American Literary History 19.1 (Spring 2007): 120-140.

 “Reading and Writing Terror: The New York Conspiracy Trials of 1741,” American Literary History 16.3 (August 2004): 377-406.

“Snug Stored Below’: The Politics of Race in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Pioneers,” Studies in American Fiction 29.2 (Autumn 2001): 131-158.

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