Boscagli, Maurizia



Ph.D., Brown University, 1990

Maurizia Boscagli is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. from Brown University in 1990. Her central interests include: gender studies and feminist theory; the body; theories of subjectivity; British and European Modernism; fin de siecle literature; critical and cultural theory; and theories of mass culture. She is the author of Eye on the Flesh: Fashions of Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century (1996); a translation of the book Insurgencies: Constituent Power and the Modern State, by Antonio Negri (2009); and various articles on Masculinity, Walter Benjamin, and James Joyce.



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Office Hours: 

Summer B 2019 - Please email for appointment.


(805) 8934622


Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170


American Cultures and Global Contexts
American Literature
Cultural Studies
Literary Theory
Literature and Film
Theories of Gender and Sexualities
Twentieth Century Anglophone Literature
American Race and Ethnic Studies

Research Interests: 

  • Gender studies and feminist theory
  • The body
  • Theories of subjectivity
  • British and European Modernism
  • Fin-de-siecle literature
  • Critical and cultural theory
  • Theories of mass culture


Articles & Chapters: 

  • "The Squat, the Urn, the Tearoom, and the Designer Bathroom: Home to Class in Thatcher's England" in Burning Down the House (Westview Press, 1996)
  • "Brushing Benjamin Against the Grain." in Revising the Canon (Penn State, 1996)
  • "A Moving Story: Masculine Tears and the Humanities of Televised Emotions." Discourse, 1992-3
  • "Unaccompanied Ladies" differences, 1990


Forthcoming Projects: 

Currently working on a book-length project entitled "Sentimental Economies: Modernist Affect and the Value of Things."


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