Michelle Sizemore

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  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • English
  • American Studies
Research Interests:

Areas of Interest:

  • Political Theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Affect Studies
  • Literature and Science




PhD, University of Wisconsin, 2010.

BA, University of Kentucky, 1999.

Selected Publications: 


American Enchantment: Rituals of the People in the Postrevolutionary World (Oxford UP, 2018)



"Scrupulous Sincerity." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. 34.1 (June 2017): 183-193.

“ ‘Changing by Enchantment’: Temporal Convergence and Early National Comparisons in Washington Irving’s Sketchbook.” Studies in American Fiction. 40.2 (2013): 157-180.

“When are the People?: Temporality, Popular Sovereignty, and the U.S. Settler State.”  South Central Review Special Issue on U.S. Imperialism. 30.1(2013): 3-31.


Book Chapters:

“Comfort.” Democracies in America, eds. Greg Laski and Bert Emerson. Forthcoming with Oxford UP, 2020. 

“The Affective Post-War.” Nineteenth-Century American Literature in Transition, Vol 1, eds. William Huntting Howell and Greta LaFleur. Forthcoming with Cambridge UP, 2020. 

“Time and the Literary Archive." Cambridge Critical Concepts: Time and Literature (Cambridge UP, 2018).



A Question of Time: American Literature from Colonial Encounter to Contemporary Fiction. Edited by Cindy Weinstein. (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2018). Forthcoming in New England Quarterly, 2020.

Community without Consent: New Perspectives on the Stamp Act. Edited by Zachary McLeod Hutchins. (Hanover: Dartmouth College Press, 2016). ALH Online Review Series XIV (February 2018).

The Memoir of Lieutenant Dumont, 1715-1747: A Sojourner in the French Atlantic, Jean-FranÇois-Benjamin Dumont de Montigny. Edited by Gordon Sayre and Carla Zecher. Translated by Gordon Sayre. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012). Early American Literature 50.1 (January 2015).


Web Publications:

“Do the Math and Delight.” The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought. Fall 2018.

“Sincerity and the Gothic Turn.” Just Teach One Blog. Common-Place: The Journal of Early American Life. February 2016.


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