Leslie Eckel, PhD
Associate Professor, EnglishSend a Message
Honors Coordinator in English
Co-Director, Honors Major in History and Literature
- PhD, Yale University
- MPhil, University of Oxford
- BA, Harvard University
- Nineteenth-Century American Literature
- Transatlantic Studies
- African American Literature and the Black Atlantic
- Utopian Literary Studies
- The Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies, ed. with Clare Elliott. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016.
- Atlantic Citizens: Nineteenth-Century American Writers At Work in the World. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013.
- “Boston and the New Atlantic World.” Ed. with Joel Pace. Special issue of Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations 15.1 (2011).
Essays and Book Chapters
- “Emerson’s Transatlantic Networks.” Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by Mark Long and Sean Ross Meehan, Modern Language Association, 2018, pp. 169-174.
- “Oratory.” Walt Whitman in Context, edited by Joanna Levin and Edward Whitley, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp. 98-107.
- “Crosscurrents of Black Utopianism: Martin R. Delany’s and Frederick Douglass’s Countercultural Atlantic.” The Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies, edited by Leslie Elizabeth Eckel and Clare Frances Elliott, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, pp. 131-145.
- "Radical Innocence: Margaret Fuller's Utopian Rome." Transatlantica (2015).
- "Oceanic Mirrors: Atlantic Literature and the Global Chaosmos." Atlantic Studies 11.1 (2014): 128-144.
- "Gender." Ralph Waldo Emerson in Context. Ed. Wesley T. Mott. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 188-195.
- "'The test of salt water': New Models for Transatlantic Studies." Co-authored with Joel Pace. Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations 15.1 (2011): 3-16.
- "Longfellow's Dantean Imagination and the Volume of the World." Dante Studies 128 (2010): 149-161.
- "Reading with Wonder: Encounters with Moby-Dick." Common-place 10.2 (2010).
Work in Progress
- Dwelling in Possibility: Atlantic Utopias and Countercultures (monograph).