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Anna Brickhouse

Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English

Bryan Hall 411

Office Hours: MW 2-3:15 and by appointment.
Class Schedule: MW 3:30-4:45, 5:00-6:15

American, Early American, Hemispheric American


  • Ph.D. Columbia, 1998
  • M.A. Columbia, 1992
  • B.A. University of Virginia, 1990


Recent Articles

  • “Haiti,” essay for Critical Terms for Southern Studies, ed. Jennifer Greeson and Scott Romine      (forthcoming)
  • “Humanism and the (Other) American Revolution” in Humanism and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century Europe and Its Transatlantic Legacy (Heidelberg UP, 2015)
  • “Mistranslation, Unsettlement, and La Navidad,” PMLA (October 2014)
  • “The Transamerican Novel,” The American Novel: Beginnings to 1870, Oxford History of the Novel series (2014)
  • “Cabeza de Vaca, Lope de Oviedo, and Americas Exceptionalism” for Blackwell Companion to American Literary Studies (2011)
  • “Writing Unsettlement,” special issue on Atlantic History in Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History (2011)
  • “Scholarship and the State: Robert Greenhow and Transnational American Studies 1848/2008.” American Literary History (Fall, 2008)
  • "Hemispheric Jamestown." Hemispheric American Studies, ed. Caroline Levander and Robert Levine (Invited by editors, Rutgers University Press, 2008).
  • "L’Ouragan de Flammes (The Hurricane of Flames): New Orleans and Transamerican Catastrophe, 1866/2005." American Quarterly (December 2007).
  • "Autobiografia de un esclavo, 'El negro mártir,' and the Revisionist Geographies of Abolitionism." American Cultural Geographies, ed. Hsuan Hsu (Invited by editor; Delaware University Press, 2007).

Book Awards

For The Unsettlement of America, Oxford University Press 2014:
  • Annual James Russell Lowell Prize from the MLA (2015)
  • Inaugural Prize in Early American Literature from the Society of Early Americanists and and the MLA's Division on American Literature to 1800 (2015)
  • Honorable Mention for the John Hope Franklin Award, American Studies Association (2015)
For Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere, Cambridge University Press, 2004:
  • Gustave Arlt Award for Best First Book in the Humanities, Council of Graduate Schools (2005)
  • Honorable Mention for the Lora Romero Award, American Studies Association (2005)