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