Maria A. Windell

Maria Windell is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is completing the manuscript for her first book project, Sentimental Diplomacy: US Literary History and the Transamerican Nineteenth Century, which argues that as the US reacted to and intervened in conflicts such as the Haitian Revolution, the US-Mexican War, and Cuba’s wars for independence, a particular thread of sentimental discourse actively engaged anxieties about national identity, permeable national boundaries, and the expanding US imperial presence. Her second book project, Novel Imperial Imaginaries: Early US Military, Diplomatic, and Literary History, explores how late-18th-century and 19th-century military and diplomatic writings reconfigure US literary developments. Her work has appeared in such journals as Nineteenth-Century Literature and J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists.