Alysia Garrison

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of English

I specialize in the literature, culture, and history of the long eighteenth century.  My particular areas of interest include romanticism, Atlantic studies, the novel, the philosophy of history, aesthetic and genre studies, ecological literary modes, biopolitics, and critical theory.   

004 Sanborn
HB 6032
African and African American Studies
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
B.A. Macalester College
Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Selected Publications

“Agamben’s Grammar of the Secret Under the Sign of the Law,” Law and Critique 20.3 (2009): 281-297. 

“Faintly Struggling Things: Inscrutable Life in Beckett’s The Unnamable.” Samuel Beckett: History, Memory, Archive. Ed. Séan Kennedy and Katherine Weiss. New York: Palgrave, 2009. 89-111.

“‘Disdaining Bounds of Place and Time’: John Clare’s Nomadic Poetics.” Blackwell Literature Compass 3.3 (2006): 376-387.

“Hegel,” “Kojève,” “History,” “Common,” and “Derrida,” The Agamben Dictionary. Ed. Alex Murray and Jessica Whyte. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

"James Williams," The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Franklin W. Knight. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

"Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel," Agamben's Philosophical Lineage.  Ed. Adam Kotsko and Carlo Salzani.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.  138-145.

"The Genuine Memoirs of Miss Faulkner" and “The Modern Atalantis; or the Devil in an Air Balloon" in The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820. Ed. April London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.