College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

J Samaine Lockwood

J Samaine Lockwood

J Samaine Lockwood

Associate Professor

nineteenth-century American literature; gender and sexuality studies; research methods; queer theory

Lockwood specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and gender and sexuality studies. Her new book, Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism (UNC Press 2015), redefines New England regionalism as a set of cultural practices that included not only fiction writing but colonial home restoration, china collecting, history writing and other colonial revivalist activities. She argues that in their meditations on New England's colonial past, nineteenth-century women writers, photographers, and colonial revivalists presented the queer, unmarried daughter of New England as a figure crucial to remembering and producing US history. Her current projects include a study of women's performances of history at the turn of the twentieth century and a monograph on queer tourism in the nineteenth-century world. She offers a range of courses in research methods and American literature and culture.

Selected Publications

Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

"Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Colonial Revival." Legacy 29.1 (2012): 86-114.

"Shopping for the Nation: Women's China Collecting in Late-Nineteenth-Century New England." The New England Quarterly 81.1 (2008): 63-90.