Brigitte G. Bailey

Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Brigitte Bailey

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

Research Interests

  • 19th century US travel urban, and transatlantic writings
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 401: Honors/First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 419: Writing about Literature
  • ENGL 515: American Lit I Conquest Nation
  • ENGL 620: English Major Internship
  • ENGL 636: Literature and the Environment
  • ENGL 741: Literature of Early America
  • ENGL 742: American Literature, 1815-1865
  • ENGL 787: English Major Seminar
  • ENGL 937: Sem/19th C American Literature

Selected Publications

Bailey, B. (2018). American Travel Literature, Gendered Aesthetics, and the Italian Tour, 1824-62. Edinburgh University Press.

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

Bailey, B. (2012). Transatlantic Studies and American Women Writers Introduction. In TRANSATLANTIC WOMEN: NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS AND GREAT BRITAIN (pp. XIII-XXVIII). Retrieved from

Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain (2012). . Retrieved from

Bailey, B. (2004). Religious Icons, National Iconography, and Female Bodies in Hawthorne and Stowe. In Religion in America: European and American Perspectives (pp. 69-79). Amsterdam, Netherlands: VU UP.

Bailey, B. (2003). Tourism and Visual Subjection in Letters from Abroad and 'An Incident in Rome'. In Catharine Maria Sedwick: Critical Perspectives (pp. 212-229). Boston, MA: Northeastern UP.

Bailey, B. (2002). Gender, Nation, and the Tourist Gaze in the European "Year of Revolutions": Kirkland's Holidays Abroad. American Literary History, 14(1), 60-82. doi:10.1093/alh/14.1.60

Bailey, B. (2002). Fuller, Hawthorne, and Imagining Urban Spaces in Rome. In Roman Holidays: American Writers and Artists in Nineteenth-Century Italy (pp. 175-190). Iowa City, IA: U of Iowa P.

Most Cited Publications