Margaret R. Higonnet

Professor Emerita



Margaret R. Higonnet has taught English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut and as a visitor at George Washington University, the Universities of Munich, and Santiago de Compostela. Like her teaching, the professor’s scholarship has ranged from Romantic Literary Theory and women’s writing in nineteenth-century Europe to the First World War and Children’s Literature. Higonnet has been published on Thomas Hardy, pop-up books, and the intersections of Feminist Theory and Comparative Literature. Recently, much of the professor’s scholarship, including Lines of Fire (1999), Nurses at the Front (2001), and a coedited publication of Margaret Hall’s memoir, has been devoted to women’s literature of World War I. Higonnet has also been co-editor of the journal Children’s Literature (1985-1990) and president of the American Conference on Romanticism and of the American Comparative Literature Association. Her current research project is called Margaret Hall’s Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country, 1918 – 1919.


  • Literature of World War I
  • Nineteenth-Century British Literature (women poets, Thomas Hardy)
  • Women’s Writing and Feminist Literary Theory (Nineteenth-Century, comparative, feminist theory)
  • Children’s Literature (war, picture books)
  • Literary and Critical Theory (Romantic)
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Contact Information
CV Margaret R. Higonnet
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut Department of English 215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025 Storrs CT 06269-4025
CampusStorrs, retired