Dr. Annamaria Formichella Elsden

Professor of English
Dean of the School of Communication & Arts

B.A., English, University of New Hampshire; M.F.A., Creative Writing, Emerson College; M.A., English & American Literature, Tufts University; Ph.D., American Literature, Tufts University

Dr. Formichella-Elsden's professional engagement encompasses both creative writing and scholarly criticism. As a creative writer, she has published fiction and poetry in several literary magazines, As a scholar, she focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, specifically the contributions and accomplishments of women authors.  In addition to critical articles that have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, her book-length critical work, Roman Fever: Domesticity and Nationalism in Ninteenth-Century American Women's Writing, was published by the Ohio State University Press. 


Survey of American Literature, Creative Writing, Introduction to Literary Theory, Senior Seminar, Introduction to Gender & Women's Studies, Coming of Age in America, Literature By and About Women

Annamaria Formichella Elsden