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About Christopher C. Nagle

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 Jane Austen's fiction and film adaptations, on Gothic fiction, and on the British and Irish Romantic novel.
He 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, Aphra Behn Online, 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 50 conferences both in the U.S. and abroad.
Nagle has been the recipient of a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stony Brook University and a Citation for Excellence in Pedagogy from the State University of New York Council on Writing. At Western, he has received a Presidential Innovation Fund Grant (shared with WMU colleagues), a Haenicke Institute International Education Faculty Development Fund Award, a Women’s Caucus Professional Development Grant, and multiple ASTRA grants. Nagle’s 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.


Present Associate Professor of English, Western Michigan University
Present Gender and Women's Studies, Western Michigan University

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Honors and Awards

  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Fellowship
  • NEH Visiting Scholar and Summer Seminar Fellowship, University of Notre Dame
  • Visiting Fellow, The Berkeley Summer Research Seminars, University of California, Berkeley
  • Citation for Excellence in Pedagogy, State University of New York Council on Writing

Contact Information

1903 W. Michigan Ave
Sprau Tower/6th Flr
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331


Books (1)

Articles (4)

Contributions to Books (6)

Reviews (8)

Electronic Projects (3)