Daneen Wardrop

Daneen Wardrop

Daneen Wardrop
Dr Daneen Wardrop


Dr. Daneen Wardrop

American Literature; Poetry; Emily Dickinson

Mailing address

Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5413

Office: (269) 344-3364


716 Sprau


Ph.D., University of Virginia

Research Interests

Daneen Wardrop's teaching and scholarship focus on American literature from the nineteenth century through the present. Courses taught at Western often include American Literature I, American Literature II, Studies in Verse, and The Nature of Poetry.

She is the author of three books of literary criticism: Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing (University Press of New England, 2009), Word, Birth, and Culture in the Poetry of Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson (Greenwood Press, 2002), and Emily Dickinson's Gothic (University of Iowa Press, 1996). Her recent research focuses on Civil War nurse narratives, slave narratives, material culture, and labor, with articles appearing, for example, in African American Review, Women's Studies, Cambridge Studies in Emily Dickinson, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Emerson Society Quarterly, Amerasia Quarterly, and American Transcendental Quarterly. Wardrop, whose work includes creative writing, has authored, in addition, a book of poems, The Odds of Being (Silverfish Review Press, 2008). She received a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts, the 2007 Gerald Cable Book Award, the 2006 Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Award, judged by Jean Valentine; the 2005 Bentley Prize for Poetry from Seattle Review; and two Pushcart Prize nominations. Her poetry has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, TriQuarterly, AGNI, Kenyon Review, FIELD, Antioch Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere.


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