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Robert Daly

Professor Robert Daly

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Office: 511 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-0701
E-mail address:


American literature, criticism and theory, green theory.

Current Courses

Spring 2015

Eng 347 - Visions of America

MWF            2:00 - 2:50
Reg. No. 23131

Eng 697 - Definitions of America

Wednesday 3:30-6:10, Clemens 436
Registration Numbers:  (A1)  23164     (B1) 23165

Fall 2014

Eng 242 - American Writers 2
T Th     12:30 - 1:50
Reg. No. 22467

Eng 338 - Novel in the U.S.
T Th 3:30 - 4:50
Reg. No. 17430

Selected Publications

  • God’s Altar: The World and the Flesh in Puritan Poetry. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.
  • “The World, the Flesh, and God in Puritan Poetry.” The Cambridge History of American Poetry. Ed. Alfred Bendixen and Stephen Burt. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2014.
  • Introduction, note on text, and bibliography for Cooper, James Fenimore. The Pioneers. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2011.
  • "Reading Sedgwick Now:  Empathy and Ethics in Early America." Literature in the Early American Republic II (2010).
  • "From World to Word and Back Again: Coopers Now and Next." Reading Cooper, Teaching Cooper. New York: AMS Press, 2006.
  • "Mischief, Insanity, Memetics, and Agency in The Linwoods." Maria Sedgwick: Critical Perspectives. Ed. Lucinda Damon-Bach and Victoria Clements. Boston: Northeastern UP, 2003.
  • Entry on The Scarlet Letter. Dictionary of American History. Ed. Stanley Kutler. 10 vols. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003.