Matthew Duques, Ph.D.

Matt Duques

(256) 765-4298
UNA Box 5050
Willingham Hall 208
Associate Professor, English


Research & Teaching Fields:
Early American Literature and Culture to the Civil War; Literature and Architecture; Classical Reception; Native American Literature; Literary Theory

Haverford College B.A. 2002
Dartmouth College M.A.


Vanderbilt M.A. 2008
Vanderbilt Ph.D. 2013

Research, Teaching and Other Interests:


    Classical Encounters in the Early Americas co-edited with Adam Goldwyn and Maya Feile Tomes (Brooks Classical Reception Series, 2018)


  •  ‘The Politics of Disaster in Lydia Maria Child’s Philothea: A Grecian Romance in Transatlantic Literature and Transitivity in the Nineteenth Century: Subjects, Texts, and Print Culture ed. Annika Bautz and Kathryn Gray (Routledge:2017)
  • "Lydia Maria Child and the Greenness of the Greeks" in Gendered Ecologies and Transnational Women Writers, 1830-1930 (2018)
  • "William Apess and the Athens of America" in Classical Encounters in Early America (Brooks, 2018)

 In progress:

  • 'Broken Homes: Architecture, Antiquity, and the Liberal Imagination in Early American Literature' (manuscript)
  • 'Transnational Manhood: Euro-American Romanticism, Bildung Fiction, and Washington Irving's Tales of a Traveler' (manuscript) co-written with Diana Bellonby

Recent Courses Taught:

  • EN 221: American Literature to the Civil War
  • EN 463: Contemporary Global Literature
  • EN 601: Introduction to Grad Studies
  • EN 611: Special Topics in Early American Literature (grad) 
  • EN 614: Contemporary Native American Literature