Maria Windell
Assistant Professor

Office: Denison 244

Office Hours: W,F 1-2:30 P.M.

In both her writing and her teaching, Maria A. Windell investigates the intersections between genre, nation, history, and transamerican studies. She received her BA from Purdue University and her PhD from the University of Virginia. She is completing the manuscript for her first book project,Sentimental Diplomacy: US Literary History and the Transamerican Nineteenth Century, which argues that as the U.S. reacted to and intervened in conflicts such as the Haitian Revolution, the U.S.-Mexican War, and Cuba’s wars for independence, a particular thread of sentimental discourse actively engaged anxieties about national identity, permeable national boundaries, and the expanding U.S. imperial presence. Her second book project, Novel Imperial Imaginaries: Early US Military, Diplomatic, and Literary History, explores how late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century military and diplomatic writings reconfigure U.S. literary developments. Her work has appeared in such journals as Nineteenth-Century Literature and J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists.

Areas of Specialty

  • American Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnic American Literature, Literature of the Americas, Post Colonial Literature

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