Professor of English:
Phone: +1 401 863 3728
Phone 2: +1 401 863 2393
Philip Gould researches and writes about early American literature and culture, transatlantic theory and history, and antebellum American literature and politics. He has written books on such subjects American historical fiction, antislavery writing in the eighteenth century, and the Loyalist view of the American Revolution
Gould is author of Covenant and Republic: Historical Romance and the Politics of Puritanism (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Barbaric Traffic: Commerce and Antislavery in the 18th Century Atlantic World (Harvard University Press, 2003), and, most recently, Writing the Rebellion: Loyalists and the Literature of Politics in British America (Oxford University Press, 2013).
My research focuses on the relations between literature and culture in both the 18th and 19th centuries, with a focus on British America, the early American republic, and the transatlantic field of Anglo-America.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1993M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1988B.A. Brown University, 1983
Nicholas Brown Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres, 2012--
Fellow, American Antiquarian Society, 2005--present
Editorial Board, Early American Literature, 2004--2010
Editorial Board, American Literary History, 2005--present
Editorial Board, American Literature, 1999-2001.
American Antiquarian Society Fellowship, winter 2000
William A. Dyer Jr. Chair in the Humanities, 1997-1999
John Nicholas Brown Center Fellowship, summer 1997
Dissertation Fellowship, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
Excellence in Teaching Award, The Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
Harry Hayden Clark Prize, Outstanding Graduate Student in American Literature Program, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
George B. Hill/Therese Mueller Creative Writing Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
George B. Hill/Therese Mueller Creative Writing Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987
Modern Language Association
Society of Early Americanists
American Studies Association
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
My teaching includes eighteenth-century Anglo-American literature, nineteenth-century American literature, the early American novel, early American narrative, literature of the Revolution, Civil War literature and culture, the early republic, and special topics in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature.