Thomas Massnick

Position title: Teaching Specialist

Pronouns: He/him/his


Helen C. White, Rm. 6132

Research Interests

Nineteenth-Century US literature; German-American Literature; African American Literature; Literary Regionalism; Nineteenth-Century Drama; The Transatlantic Nineteenth Century.

Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. English, Marquette University
  • B.A. English, Marquette University

Recent Publications

“Genealogies, Geographies, and Genres: Family Resemblances in Melville’s Pierre” in The Oxford Handbook of Herman Melville. Eds. Jennifer Greiman and Michael Jonik. Oxford University Press. (co-authored with Brigitte Fielder). [Forthcoming 2024].

“Reading and Writing the Ship in Benito Cereno and The Heroic Slave” in Maritime Mobilities in Anglophone Literature and Culture, edited by Alexandra Ganser, and Charne Lavery, Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, pp. 83-98.

“Traduire le régionalisme : le destin américain des pièces de Reinhold Solger.” Romantisme, vol. 181, no. 3, 2018, pp. 27-36.

Courses Taught