Sandra M. Gustafson

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Professor of English

Concurrent Professor of American Studies

Specialty: American literature and culture, the American novel, political theory, peace studies, and the study of civil and human rights

Degrees: BA, Cornell University; PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Sandra M. Gustafson is the author of works on American literature and culture including Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic (Chicago, 2011), Eloquence is Power: Oratory and Performance in Early America (North Carolina, 2000), and essays on William Apess, James Fenimore Cooper, Jonathan Edwards, and Margaret Fuller.  She is the incoming editor of The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. A (9th edition) and editor of the MLA-affiliated journal Early American Literature, as well as the co-editor of Cultural Narratives: Textuality and Performance in American Culture before 1900 (Notre Dame, 2010), and guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of the Early Republic on political writing and literature. A faculty affiliate of Notre Dame's Center for Civil and Human Rights and a faculty fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, she held an NEH fellowship during 2014 to work on a book about the American novel from Cooper to Silko that draws on peace studies methodologies.

 

Recent Publications:

  • “Henry Adams, political reform, and the legacy of the Republican Roman Senate,” in a special issue of Classical Receptions Journal, ed. Catherine Steel, 7.1 (2015): 97-112
  • “Equality as Singularity:  Rethinking Literature and Democracy,” New Literary History 45.4 (Autumn 2014): 595-614
  • “Between Cicero and Augustine: Religion and Republicanism in the Americas and beyond,” Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas, ed. Stephanie Kirk and Sarah Rivett (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014), 252-64
  • “Orality and Literacy in Transatlantic Perspective,” in special issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century (online journal, published May 2014).
  •  “What’s in a Date? Temporalities of Early American Literature," PMLA, 128:4 (October 2013): 961–967
  • "The Cosmopolitan Origins of the American Self." Early American Literature 47.2 (Fall 2012): 433-41
  • “Cooper and the Idea of the Indian.” In Cambridge History of the American Novel. Eds. Leonard Cassuto et al. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 103-16
  • “Eloquent Shakespeare.” In Shakespearean Educations: Power, Citizenship, Performance. Eds. Coppélia Kahn, Heather Nathans, and Mimi Godfrey.  (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2011), 71-91

 

Selected Honors and Awards

  • NEH Fellowship, 2014
  • Council of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2009-12
  • Ron Rucker Lecturer at Middlebury College, April 2006
  • James Russell Wiggins Lecturer in the History of the Book in American Culture, American Antiquarian Society, June 2005
  • Elected to the American Antiquarian Society, 2003
  • NEH Fellowship, 2002-03
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1994-96
  • Berkeley Fellow, 1986-1990

 

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Contact Information
277 Decio Faculty Hall
(574) 631-7788
gustafson.6@nd.edu

Postal address
Department of English
356 O’Shaughnessy
Notre Dame, IN 46556