Dr. Etta M. Madden

Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield



  • PhD, English, University of New Hampshire
  • MA, English Language and Literature, University of Virginia, 
  • BA, Biology and English, Harding University


  • American Literature 1 (Beginnings to 1865)
  • American Novel
  • Research Methods
  • Visions of Utopia in Literature and Culture
  • Women’s Literature
  • Gender Issues in Language & Literature

Professional experience

Selected publications

Research and professional interests

  • American women’s writing
  • Biographies, autobiographies and memoirs
  • Utopian and communal studies
  • Religion and religious literature
  • Science and science literature

Awards and honors

  • Digital Recovery Hub for American Women Writers, University of Illinois Edwardsville and the University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2021-22
  • New York Public Library Short Term Fellowship, “Translations and Transformations of an Ambasciatrice: Caroline Crane Marsh”, 2018
  • NEH Seminar Participant, American Academy in Rome, Italy in the Age of Risorgimento: New Perspectives, 2013
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, "Recovering and Refining Anne Hampton Brewster's Italian Experiences," Library Company of Philadelphia, 2013
  • William J. Fulbright Italian Commission for Cultural Exchange, Senior Lecturer in American Literature, University of Catania, Sicily, 2009

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