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|Robert David Aguirre
||Associate Professor & Associate Dean of CLAS
||9408.1, 5057 Woodward
||Nineteenth-century British and American literature; the literature and culture of the Americas; material culture; colonialism and post-colonialism; autobiography.
Harvard University; Ph.D. and A.M.
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A.
Informal Empire: Mexico and Central America in Victorian Culture (Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2005).
[Reviewed in: Studies in English Literature (2005); Journal of Trans-Atlantic Studies (2005); Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History (2005); Victorian Studies (2006); American Literature (2006); Americas (2006); Journal of British Studies (2006); Review of English Studies (2006); Material Culture (2006); Hispanic American Historical Review (2006); Dissidences: Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism (2006); Clio (2006)].
[Chapter 3 translated in Yaxkin 35.1 (2009): 217-270, journal of the Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia, Tegucicalpa].
"The Work of Archaeology: The Maudslays in Late Nineteenth-century Guatemala," in Entangled Knowledges: Scientific Discourse
and Cultural Difference, ed. Klaus Hock and Gesa Mackenthum (Münster and New York: Waxmann, 2012), 229-246.
"Mexico, Independence, and Trans-Atlantic Exchange, 1822-24," in BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century
History, ed. Dino Franco Felluga, extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. Web. [accessed 9/20/2012].
“William Bullock (1780–1844): British Museum Curator and Showman in Mexico,” in The Human Tradition in the Atlantic World, 1500-1850, ed. Karen Racine and Beatriz G. Mamigonian (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2010): 223-35.
“Behind the Gallery Doors,” Publications of the Modern Language Association, 125.1 (2010), 129-133.
“Frederick Catherwood,” Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
“On Exhibit: Mexico in 1824,” in Remapping the Humanities, ed. Heidi Gottfried et al. (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2008), 161-72.
“Plutarch’s Lives,” in Classical Literature and Its Times, ed. Joyce Moss (Detroit: Thomson Gale: 2006), 301-12.
“Andrea Camilleri’s Excursion to Tindari,” in World Literature and Its Times 7: Italian Literature and Its Times, ed. Joyce Moss (Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005), 151-159.
“Richard Francis Burton and Henry Morton Stanley,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature,” ed. David Scott Kastan, et al., 5 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).
“Agencies of the Letter: The British Museum, the Foreign Office, and the Ruins of Central America,” Victorian Studies 46.2 (2004): 285-96.
“Anthropology and Ethnology,” in The Encyclopedia of the Victorian Era, ed. James Eli Adams et al., 4 vols. (Danbury, CT: Grolier Academic Press, 2004).
“Exhibiting Degeneracy: The Aztec Children and the Ruins of Race,” Victorian Review 29.2 (2003): 40-63.
“Annihilating the Distance: Panoramas and the Conquest of Mexico, 1822-1848,” Genre: Forms of Discourse 35.1 (2002): 25-54.
“Cold Print: Professing Authorship in Trollope’s An Autobiography,” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 25.4 (2002): 569-593. [Reprinted in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, vol. 152, ed. Russel Whitaker (Farmington Hills: Gale Group, 2005).
“Victor Martinez’s Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida,” in Literature and its Times: Supplement, ed. Joyce Moss, 2 vols. (Farmington Hills: Gale, 2002), 2:367-77.
“Richard Rodriguez’s Days of Obligation: An Argument with my Mexican Father,” in Latin American Literature and its Times, ed. Joyce Moss (Farmington Hills: Gale, 1999), 85-94.
Andrew W. Mellon/Public Goods Council of Senior Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2005-06).
Andrew Mellon Research Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library (1999-2000).
English 3100: Introduction to Literary Studies
English 3120, English Literature from 1700
English 5250, Nineteenth-century British Literature
English 5090, Theorizing Museums
English 5270, Victorian Literature
English 5290, The Literature of Travel
English 7260, Race and Victorian Literature
English 7240, Trans-Atlantic Studies
English 7260, Victorian Travelers
English 7340, New World Encounters