Robert Daly

Professor Robert Daly

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Office: 511 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-0701
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American literature, criticism and theory, green theory.

Selected Publications

  • God’s Altar: The World and the Flesh in Puritan Poetry. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.
  • ’Singularly Connected’ in Septimius: Multiple Perspectives in Hawthorne’s Late Work” and “What Is the Custom-House?” A Passion for Getting It Right: Essays and Appreciations in Honor of Michael J. Colacurcio’s 50 Years of Teaching. Ed. Carol M. Bensick. New York: Peter Lang, 2016.
  • “The World, the Flesh, and God in Puritan Poetry.” The Cambridge History of American Poetry. Ed. Alfred Bendixen and Stephen Burt. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015.
  • 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." Catharine 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.       

Major Fellowships

  • Leverhulme Fellowship, 1972
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1979