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Karen Roggenkamp

Associate Professor

Office: HL 315
Phone: 903-886-5251


After completing a B.A. in English at the University of Michigan, I taught English for a number of years at an independent Detroit middle school before entering graduate school. I earned my Ph.D. in English at the University of Minnesota, where I specialized in nineteenth-century American Literature and print culture. My areas of interest include nineteenth-century American periodical culture, early American novels, Puritan rhetoric, the history of children’s literature and culture, contemporary reconstructions of fairy tales, and the censorship of adolescent and children’s literature. I am currently working on a book project about female newspaper journalists and cultures of sentimentality in nineteenth-century America, as well as a project on children’s editions of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in American literature and children’s and adolescent literature.

Curriculum Vitae: Roggenkamp.pdf