University of Calgary

David Sigler

  • Associate Professor

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
-9:30a‑10:45a
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-4p‑5p
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Research Interests

Currently Teaching

 F2020 - ENGL 302A - Introduction to Contemporary Theory
 F2020 - ENGL 609.71 - Topics in a Literary Period (Romantic Women Writers)
SEM 1R 13:00 - 15:45
WEB BASED
 W2021 - ENGL 302B - Introduction to Contemporary Theory
 W2021 - ENGL 441 - British Romanticism

Professional description

My main areas of expertise are British Romanticism and literary theory, either charmingly blended together or taken separately. Within Romanticism, I have particular interests in women's writing, the history of feminism, and the history of sexuality (and Jane Austen of course!). Within theory, I am especially interested in Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and associated thinkers.

My first book was called Sexual Enjoyment in British Romanticism (McGill-Queen's UP, 2015). Daniela Garofalo and I then edited Lacan and Romanticism (SUNY P, 2019), and I edited British Women and War, 1660-1835 (Routledge, 2020). A new book, Fracture Feminism: The Politics of Impossible Time in British Romanticism, is forthcoming from SUNY Press. Essays of mine have appeared in journals such as Studies in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, Romanticism on the Net, SubStance, and Rhizomes, and in edited collections such as Jane Austen and Comedy, Keats's Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives, and Knots. There is a CV available on this page with a full listing of publications and talks.

I am interested in working with graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of British Romanticism, eighteenth or nineteenth-century British Literature, any aspect of poststructuralist theory, psychoanalytic theory, deconstruction, and/or the history of feminism.

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

  • PhD
    University of Virginia, 2008
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