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AnaMaria Clawson
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Anamaria Clawson

Associate Professor of English

AnaMaria Seglie Clawson is an associate professor of English whose goal is to present students with a range of opportunities that enable them to see their learning at work in their communities. Her English courses focus on early and contemporary U.S. literature with the aim of helping students connect course material to the world outside the classroom. In that regard, Clawson includes experiences such as archival visits, service work and group projects that help students develop skills that will serve them in a career after college.

  • ENGL 150 Introduction to Literary Studies: American Horror Stories
  • ENGL 201 Introduction to Literary Studies
  • ENGL/HUMA 220 Classic American Novels
  • ENGL 221 American Short Story
  • ENGL 235 Survey of U.S. Literature I (Beginnings – 1865)
  • ENGL 240 Modern Catholic Fiction
  • ENGL/WMGS 310 Race and Sex in Contemporary U.S. Literature
  • ENGL 317 From Fiction to Film: 19th Century American Novel
  • ENGL 389 Special Topics (Americans Abroad: Travel and American Literature)
  • ENGL 489 Advanced Seminar in Literary Studies: Hawthorne and James
  • MLS 503 Transnational American Literature

  • B.A. – English and History, Creighton University
  • M.A. – English, Rice University
  • Ph.D. – English, Rice University

  • Early U.S. Literature
  • Transnationalism
  • Religion
  • Race
  • Gender

“The ‘Awful Disclosures’ of the West Indies: Nativist Genealogies and Catholic Blackness in Sansay’s Secret History,” Early American Literature, vol. 58, no. 1, 2023.
“The Marble Faun in a Secular Age,” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, vol. 48, no. 2, 2022; forthcoming with page proofs edited in fall 2022.
“A (Post)secular Portrait,” Henry James Review, vol. 41, no. 2, 2020, pp. 174-89.
“Reform and Romance: Catholic Monstrosity in Antebellum U.S. Fiction,” Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques, edited by Michael Heyes, Lexington Books, 2018, pp. 167-188.
“(Re)constructing the Empire: Catholicism, Color, and Uplift in George Washington Cable’s The Grandissimes,” ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, vol. 62, no. 2, 2016, pp. 283-317.
“Burger King and Transnational American Studies: Lessons from the Nordic Association of American Studies Conference,” co-written with Abby Goode, American Studies in Scandinavia, vol. 47, no. 2, 2015, pp. 103-23.
“Transatlantic Mobility: European Pleasure Meets American Ambivalence in Henry James’s The Europeans,” The Materials of Exchange between Britain and North East America, 1750-1900, edited by Daniel Maudlin and Robin Peel, Ashgate, 2013, pp. 37-52.