Personnel Profile

Susan Roberson, Professor of English

Susan Roberson

Teaching Interests

19th-century American literature

Travel literature

Selected Works


Emerson in His Sermons: A Man-Made Self. U Missouri, 1995.

Women, America, and Movement: Narratives of Relocation. Ed w/Intro. Susan Roberson. U Missouri P, 1998.

Defining Travel: Diverse Visions. Ed. Susan Roberson. UP of Mississippi, 2007.

Antebellum American Women Writers and the Road: American Mobilities. Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature. Routledge UP, 2010.

Exploring the Global Caribbean. Ed. w/intro. Susan Roberson. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

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Recent Articles

“Transcendentalism and Sermons.” Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism, ed. Joel Myerson, Sandra Petrulionis, Laura Walls (Oxford UP, forthcoming)

“American Women and Travel Writing.” Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing, ed. Alfred Bendixen and Judith Hamera (Cambridge UP, 2008) 

“Emerson, Columbus, and the Geography of Self-Reliance.” Essays on Emerson's Bicentennial (Massachusetts Historical Society, 2006)

“Geographies of the Self in Nineteenth-Century Women‟s Travel Writing.” American Literary Geographies: Space and Cultural Production, ed. Hsuan Hsu and Martin Brueckner (U of Delaware P, 2007)

“Emerson in the 21st Century.” The Concord Saunterer. 11 new Series (2003): 18-19.

“Maria Stewart and the Rhetoric of Mobility.” Journal of International Women's Studies, Spring 2003.

“Reform and the Interior Landscape: Mapping Emerson‟s Political Sermons.” In The Emerson Dilemma: Essays on Emerson and Social Reform. Ed. T. Gregory Garvey (U of Georgia, 2000)


"Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Artists" NEH grant

"Exploring the Global Caribbean" NEH grant 2009-2012

Current Project

Book-length study of 19th century American travel writing

Contact Information

Department of Language and Literature; College of Arts and Sciences
Sam Fore Hall Room 101C
MSC 162 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361.593.4707
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