18th- and 19th-Century British and Irish Literature, especially Romanticism; Critical Theory; Gender & Women's Studies
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331
Office: (269) 387-2591
Ph.D., Stony Brook University (2002)
Christopher Nagle studied English literature, philosophy, and Women's Studies at Stony Brook University, the University of Virginia, and Albright College. At Western Michigan University, he teaches Literary and Critical Theory, Queer Theory and Gender/Sexuality Studies, Romanticism, British Literature II, and courses on the history of the novel, including seminars on Gothic fiction, the British and Irish Romantic novel, and Jane Austenís fiction and film adaptations.
Nagle is the author of Sexuality and the Culture of Sensibility in the British Romantic Era (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), and his essays and reviews have appeared in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Romanticism, English Literary History, The Wordsworth Circle, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Digital Defoe, Comparative Drama, The Journal of Popular Culture, and numerous essay collections. His electronic projects include editions of two volumes by 18th-century women poets and a grant-sponsored electronic media resource project for teaching Sydney Owenson's The Wild Irish Girl. He has presented his work at over 40 conferences both in the U.S. and abroad.
Nagle has received a Citation for Excellence in Pedagogy from the State University of New York Council on Writing, a Presidential Innovation Fund Grant (shared with WMU colleagues), a Haenicke Institute International Education Faculty Development Fund Award, and four ASTRA grants. His external awards include fellowships from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Notre Dame and the University of California, Berkeley.
His current projects explore the literary and cultural representation of polyamory in the Long Eighteenth Century, the political engagement of Romantic-era Anglo-Irish women writers after 1798, and the cinematic adaptation and appropriation of Jane Austen and her work.