I have research interests in 19th-century American travel writing and in landscape and urban writings, transatlantic literary interactions, and connections between literature and the visual arts. My 2018 monograph explores the intersection of these subjects: American Travel Literature, Gendered Aesthetics, and the Italian Tour, 1824-1862. I have published book chapters and articles, in such journals as American Literary History, American Literature, and ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, have co-edited two books—Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain, and Margaret Fuller and Her Circles—and have edited a special issue of Nineteenth-Century Prose on Margaret Fuller. And I have served as president of the Margaret Fuller Society. My next project comes out of my abiding interest in antebellum print culture: a study of the ways in which writers (and artists) in newspapers and magazines in 1840-1860 mapped the new urban spaces of the U.S.
Ph.D., English, Harvard University
A.M., Harvard University
B.A., University of Virginia
19th century literature
19th century US travel urban, and transatlantic writings
Bailey, B. (2018). American Travel Literature, Gendered Aesthetics, and the Italian Tour, 1824-62. Edinburgh University Press.
Bailey, B. (2018). Fuller, the Dial, the Tribune, and Periodical Print Culture. South Central Review, 35(3), 89-102. doi:10.1353/scr.2018.0038
Bailey, B. (2016). Urban Reform, Transatlantic Movements, and US Writers: 1837-1861. In L. Eckel, & C. Elliott (Eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies (pp. 205-219). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Bailey, B., Viens, K. P., & Wright, C. E. (Eds.) (2013). Margaret Fuller and Her Circles. Durham, NH: U of New Hampshire P.
Bailey, B. (2012). Margaret Fuller's New-York Tribune Dis patches from Great Britain Modern Geography and the Print Culture of Reform. In TRANSATLANTIC WOMEN: NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS AND GREAT BRITAIN (pp. 49-70). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/