early American literature, early modern women's writing, feminist theory
Tamara Harvey's research and teaching interests include early American and women's literature as well as literary theory. She is the author of Figuring Modesty in Feminist Discourse Across the Americas, 1633-1700 (Ashgate, 2008) as well as a number of articles exploring comparative approaches to colonial women across the Americas. In her current book project, she is building on the transamerican and transatlantic implications of her first book, paying attention to women's use of strategies that are empowering, but frequently in more ignoble ways as they stake claims for authority on their representations of commodity, colonization, and empire. She is guest editor of a special issue of the journal Legacy on women in early America and has also co-edited two interdisciplinary collections of essays, George Washington's South (UP of Florida, 2004) and Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women's Lives, Human Rights (Routledge, 2011). She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Irvine, in 1998 with emphasis certificates in Feminist Studies and Critical Theory and has previously taught at the University of Southern Mississippi.
(co-editor, with Debra Bergoffen, Paula Ruth Gilbert, and Connie L. McNeely). Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women's Lives, Human Rights. London: Routledge, 2011.
Figuring Modesty in Feminist Discourse Across the Americas, 1633-1700. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008.
"Seventeenth-Century Pansapphism: Comparing 'Exceptional Women' of the Americas and Europe." Approaches to Teaching Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Ed. Emilie Bergmann and Stacey Shlau. New York: Modern Language Association, 2007. 112-18.
"'My Goods Are True': Tenth Muses in the New World Market." Feminist Interventions in Early American Studies. Ed. Mary Carruth. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2006. 13-26.
(co-editor, with Greg O'Brien). George Washington's South. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2004.
"'Now Sisters . . . impart your usefulness and force': Anne Bradstreet's Feminist Functionalism in The Tenth Muse (1650)." Early American Literature 35.1 (2000): 5-28.
"'Taken from her Mouth': Narrative Authority and the Conversion of Patience Boston." Narrative 6.3 (1998): 256-70.
ENGL 330: Introduction to Literary Theory
ENGL 345: What Is American Literature?
ENGL 369: American Women Writers
ENGL 423: Colonial and Federalist American Literature
ENGL 650: Early America and Women Writers
ENGL 675: Feminist Theory
ENGL 701: Research in English Studies