Kristie Hamilton

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies


PhD, University of Texas at Austin
MA, Arizona State University

Areas of Research and Teaching

American literature and culture: colonial, 18th and 19th centuries, contemporary ethnic literature
Women's writing
Sentimental and sensationalist fiction
Print culture
Historical materialist theories of literature and culture
Gender studies
Regional literatures of the Americas

Selected Publications

Hamilton, Kristie G. “Hawthorne, Modernity, and the Literary Sketch.” The Cambridge Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne.. Ed. Nillington, Richard H. Cambridge University Press, (2004): 99-120.

Hamilton, Kristie G. “Fauns and Mohicans: Narratives of Extinction and Hawthorne's Aesthetic of Modernity.” Roman Holidays: Hawthorne, James and Others in Italy. Ed. Martin, Robert K., and Person, Leland S. University of Iowa Press, (2002): 41-59.

Hamilton, Kristie G. America's Sketchbook: The Cultural Life of a Nineteenth-Century Literary Genre. 1998.

Hamilton, Kristie G. “The Politics of Survival: Sara Parton's Ruth Hall and the Literature of Labor.” Redefining the Political Novel: American Women Writers 1797-1901. Ed. Harris, Sharon M. University of Tennessee Press, (1995): 86-108.

Hamilton, Kristie G. “Toward a Cultural Theory of the Antebellum Literary Sketch.” Genre 23. (1990): 297-323.

Hamilton, Kristie G. “An Assault on the Will: Republican Virtue and the City in Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette.” Early American Literature 24. (1989): 135-151.