Laurel Hankins

Assistant Professor




Liberal Arts 337


Tufts UniversityPhD
Tufts UniversityMA
Bryn Mawr CollegeBA


  • American Literature to 1865
  • Literary Theory

Research interests

  • Literature of the early national period
  • Early U.S. and transatlantic Romanticism
  • Sentimental and domestic literature, especially the novel

Research activities

  • Member, Charles Brockden Brown Society advisory board

Select publications

Laurel V. Hankins (2012).
What the Folk Printed: Verse Culture and the Black Press in 1865 New Orleans
African American Review, 45.4, 527-540.

Laurel V. Hankins (2014).
The Voice of Nature: Hope Leslie and Early American Romanticism
Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, 31.2, 160-182.

Laurel V. Hankins (2017).
The Art of Retreat: Salmagundi's Elbow-Chair Domesticity
Nineteenth-Century Literature, 71.4, 431-456.

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