Ivy Schweitzer

Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies

My fields of specialization are American literature, especially early American studies, women’s literature and culture, and feminist studies. I am completing a three-year NEH-funded scholarly digital edition, entitled The Occom Circle, a website of documents by and about Samson Occom, an 18th century Mohegan writer and activist. My next project will be a blog about one year in the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson.

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Most recent honor:  Modern Language Association Division for American Literature Before 1800 and Society of Early Americanists Lifetime Achievement Award, February 2013.

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Department(s): 
English
Jewish Studies
Women's and Gender Studies
Education: 
B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A. Brandeis University
Ph.D. Brandeis University

Selected Publications

The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Gen. Ed. Paul Lauter. 4th, 5th, 6th editions, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008; editor of Volume A, Colonial Period to 1800. 7th edition, 2013.

“Samson Occom and the Brotherton Indians.” Oxford Bibliographies Online: American Literature. Ed. Jackson Bryer. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

“The Story of ‘Hannah P.’: Recovering Portnoy’s Sister.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 31 (1 Fall 2012): 70-92.

“Haunted by Daffodils: Caribbean Women Writers and their Bogeymen.”  CLD: Comparative Literature at Dartmouth. 1 (2010): 57-74.

“The New Worlds and the Old: Transatlantic Politics of Conversion.” With Susan Castillo. A Companion to American Literature and Culture. Ed. Paul Lauter. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010,143-59.

"What's New in the 6th Edition: New Netherland, The Fourteenth Colony." Heath Anthology of American Literature website blog, Summer 2009.

"Reparative Telling of Male Narrators: Grace Paley Writing Social Change." Contemporary Women's Writing, 2009.

 “'My body/not to either state inclined': Early American Women Challenge Feminist Criticism,” Roundtable on “Feminist Interventions.” Early American Literature 44.2 (July 2009): 405-10.

Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature, University of North Carolina Press, 2006.

"For Gloria Anzaldúa: Collecting America, Performing Friendship," PLMA: Publication of the Modern Language Association 121 (1 January) 2006: 285-91.

Companion to The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology (33 critical essays), co-edited with Susan Castillo. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2005.

The Work of Self-Representation:  Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England, University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

Ambition,” “Pont-Chauvet-d’Arc,” “Michelle,” “Awful Beauty,” and Interview. Solidus 3: Colby-Sawyer Literary Magazine, Spring 2013.

“Sweet Dreams,” “Baby Picture,” Bloodroot Literary Magazine 6: 2013: 73-74.

“Cail Bruich,” “Field of Vision,” Bloodroot Literary Magazine 5: 2012: 77-80.

“Caging the Tulips,” “Snow Day: February 14.” Birchsong: Poetry on Vermont. Blue Line Press, 2012.

 “Caging the Tulips,” “Snow Day: February 14.” Birchsong: Poetry on Vermont. Blue Line Press, 2012.

“That Day.” 2nd Prize, Bloodroot Literary Magazine Contest 4, 2011: 13-14. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

“Aubade,” “Caging the Tulips,” “Poets in Lust; or, What We Learned at the Frost Place.” Bloodroot Literary Magazine 4, 2011:135-140.

“Elegy for a Miniskirt (Suede, Fawn).” Honorable Mention, Bloodroot Literary Magazine Contest. 3, 2010: 21.

"Snow Day: February 14" and "Chuzpah of Naming." Bloodroot Literary Magazine 2, 2009: 47-49.

 

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Works in progress

American Impersonations: Revisiting Feminist Literary Strategies, in progress.

The Concise Heath Anthology of American Literature. Gen. Ed. Paul Lauter. 2 vol. edition forthcoming.

“Jo––She’s the Man! Recovering Little Women.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, forthcoming Fall 2013.

“Bringing in the Basil.” (poem) Glass Seed Annual, forthcoming.

“Annual Rite.” (poem) My Body, My Health. Eds. Jodie Lawston, Kit-Bacon Gressitt, forthcoming.

“Completing the Circle: Teaching Literature as Community-Based Learning.” Service Learning and Literary Studies. Eds. Laurie Grobman and Roberta Rosenberg. MLA Publications, forthcoming.

“Making Equals: Classical Philia and Women’s Transnational Friendship." Dissident Friendships: Imperialism, Feminism and the Possibility of Transnational Solidarities. Eds. Elora Halim Chowdhury and Liz Philipose, forthcoming.