Duke the Program In Literature

    Robyn Wiegman
  • Robyn Wiegman

  • Professor
  • Literature
  • Friedl Building, Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90670
  • Phone: (919) 684-2947
  • Fax: (919) 684-4652
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview

    Robyn Wiegman is Professor of Literature and Women's Studies and formerly the Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's Studies at Duke, from 2001-2007. She earned her Ph.D. in American Literature at the University of Washington in 1988 and has taught at Syracuse University, Indiana University, and the University of California, Irvine. Her publications include two monographs---Object Lessons (2012) and American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender (1995)---and five edited collections---Who Can Speak: Identity and Critical Authority (1995), Feminism Beside Itself (1995), AIDS and the National Body (1997), The Futures of American Studies (2002), and Women's Studies on Its Own (2002). Wiegman's research interests include feminist theory, queer theory, American Studies, critical race theory, and film and media studies. She was co-director of the Dartmouth Summer Institute on American Studies from 1998-2004 and director of Women's Studies at UC-Irvine from 1997-2000. She recently co-edited (with Elizabeth Wilson) a special issue of differences on "Queer Theory without Anti-Normativity" and is currently editing a dossier for Feminist Formations on Annamarie Jagose's Orgasmology.  She has two monographs in progress: Racial Sensations, on affect and anti-racist aesthetics, and Arguments Worth Having, on key debates in feminist and queer theory. In 2013 she received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Graduate School at Duke University. In 2015, she was a Fulbright visiting lecturer in Naples, Italy where she taught "Love and Sex in American Literature" at L'Orientale University.
  • Specialties

    • American Literature
    • Critical Theory
    • Cultural Studies
    • Comparative Literature
  • Research Description

    Robyn Wiegman is Professor of Literature and Women's Studies and formerly the Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's Studies at Duke, from 2001-2007. She earned her Ph.D. in American Literature at the University of Washington in 1988 and has taught at Syracuse University, Indiana University, and the University of California, Irvine. Her publications include two monographs---Object Lessons (2012) and American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender (1995)---and five edited collections---Who Can Speak: Identity and Critical Authority (1995), Feminism Beside Itself (1995), AIDS and the National Body (1997), The Futures of American Studies (2002), and Women's Studies on Its Own (2002). Wiegman's research interests include feminist theory, queer theory, American Studies, critical race theory, and film and media studies. She was co-director of the Dartmouth Summer Institute on American Studies from 1998-2004 and director of Women's Studies at UC-Irvine from 1997-2000. She is currently co-editing (with Elizabeth Wilson) a special issue of differences on "Queer Theory without Anti-Normativity" and working on two monographs: Racial Sensations, on affect and anti-racist aesthetics, and Arguments Worth Having, on key debates in feminist and queer theory. In 2013 she received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Graduate School at Duke University.
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • English,
      • University of Washington,
      • 1988
      • M.F.A.,
      • Indiana University at Bloomington,
      • 1984
      • B.A.,
      • English,
      • Indiana University at Bloomington,
      • 1981
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring,
      • The Graduate School, Duke University,
      • December 2013
      • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Top 5%, Office of Assessment, Duke University,
      • Duke University,
      • Spring 2012
  • Recent Publications

      • R Wiegman.
      • "Sex and Negativity, Or What Queer Theory has for You."
      • Cultural Critique
      • (2016)
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      • R Wiegman.
      • "Wearing Out."
      • English Studies in Canada
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      • Association of Canadian College and University,
      • (2016)
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      Publication Description

      Forty on Forty Reader’s Forum

      • R Wiegman.
      • "The Times We’re In: Queer Feminist Criticism and Sedgwick’s Reparative Turn."
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      • Reading Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Gender, Sexuality, Embodiment.
      • Ed. M O’Rourke.
      • Ashgate Publishers,
      • (2016)
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      • "Orgasmology: A Dossier."
      • Feminist Formations
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      • Ed. Wiegman, R.
      • Johns Hopkins University Press,
      • (2016)
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      • R Wiegman.
      • Arguments Worth.
      • 2015.
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  • Teaching

    • LIT 892S.01
      • PUBLICATION WORKSHOP
      • Friedl Bdg 102
      • Tu 04:40 PM-07:10 PM
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