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Dr. Anna Battigelli

Professor of English

Promoted to the rank of professor in 1999, Dr. Battigelli specializes in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English literature. She is the author of Margaret Cavendish and the Exiles of the Mind (1998), which was named a Choice Outstanding Title. 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). She is now completing a book called John Dryden and English Catholicism. Her recent articles include works on the religious context of Restoration print culture, early modern science, women writers, book history, and satire. Together with Eleanor Shevlin, she administers a web site devoted to digital bibliography called Early Modern Online Bibliography (emob): http://earlymodernonlinebib.wordpress.com. She has been invited to lecture at 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 has been 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 has served as both book review editor and as a member of the editorial board for 1650-1850: Ideas, Inquiries and Aesthetics in the Early Modern Era. She is currently on the editorial board of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. She is also 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 contributes generously to the SUNY Plattsburgh campus, mentoring new faculty within the humanities, coordinating the English Department’s minor program, and its new internship program. She is a devoted and highly acclaimed teacher.

  • 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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