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Dr. Anna Battigelli

Professor of English

Dr. Battigelli is a Professor of English who specializes in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English literature. She is the editor of Literature and the Arts: Interdisciplinary Essays in Memory of James Anderson Winn (Delaware University Press, 2023) and Art and Artifact in Austen (Delaware University Press, 2020). Together with Laura M. Stevens, she edited a special topics double issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature on “English Women and Eighteenth-Century Catholicism” (2013). Her monograph Margaret Cavendish and the Exiles of the Mind (1998) was named a Choice Outstanding Title. Her recent articles include works on fiber arts, the religious context of Restoration print culture, early modern science, women writers, book history, and satire. 

She has been invited to lecture at the Jane Austen Society of North America Regional Society of Montreal, the University of Tulsa, Downside Abbey, Auburn University, Harvard’s Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Hamilton College, and the CUNY Graduate Center’s eighteenth-century seminar. During the 2004–2005 academic year, she was a Carey Senior Fellow at Notre Dame University’s Erasmus Institute. She won the State University’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006. She was visiting professor of English at Boston University in spring 2008.

She administered an internationally attended conference “Jane Austen and the Arts” at SUNY Plattsburgh in 2017.  She served as a frequent panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was president of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in 2007. She was both book review editor and as a member of the editorial board for 1650–1850: Ideas, Inquiries and Aesthetics in the Early Modern Era and sat on the editorial board of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. She has been a contributing editor for the Scriblerian. She is frequently invited to serve as an external reviewer for other colleges and universities for tenure, promotion, honors theses, and dissertation theses. She is a manuscript reader for academic journals and university presses.

Dr. Battigelli is devoted to the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and its students.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1987
    • M.A., The University of Michigan, 1983
    • B.A., The University of North Carolina, 1982
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