Andy Doolen

  • Professor
  • American Studies
  • English
  • Social Theory
1337 Patterson Office Tower
257-1488
Education

PhD, University of Arizona (2001)

Biography

 

Andy Doolen is a Professor in the English Department. 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), in addition to articles in several leading journals. He teaches a wide range of courses in English, American Studies, and Social Theory. 

Research

Areas of Specialty:

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

Books: 

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) 

Articles: 

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

"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 Literature 81 (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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