Brigitte Bailey

Phone: (603) 862-3052
Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 349S, Durham, NH 03824

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.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 401: First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 419: How to Read Anything
  • ENGL 585: Intro to Women in Literature
  • ENGL 636: Literature and the Environment
  • ENGL 736: Environmental Theory
  • ENGL 736/897: Environmental Theory
  • ENGL 742/897: American Lit 1815-1865
  • ENGL 787/897: English Major Seminar
  • ENGL 937: Sem/19th C American Literature


  • Ph.D., English, Harvard University
  • A.M., Harvard University
  • B.A., University of Virginia

Research Interests

  • 19th century literature
  • 19th century US travel urban, and transatlantic writings
  • American literature
  • American studies
  • Interdisciplinary approaches: visual, historical, geographical
  • Women writers

Selected Publications

  • 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: University of New Hampshire Press.

  • Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain (2012). . Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • 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 https://www.webofscience.com/