Anne Goldman

Professor
Literature (19th and 20th Century American)

Office: Nichols Hall 338
Phone: (707) 664-2651
Email: anne.goldman@sonoma.edu

What I Do at SSU

I teach a wide range of courses in 19th and 20th century American literature for the English Department. I have particular interests in poetry, European and American Jewish literature, Mexican American literature, comparative cultural approaches to literary tradition, the essay, and the writing of place.

Bio

Anne’s publications include Take My Word: Autobiographical Innovations of Ethnic American Working Women (University of California Press, 1996), Continental Divides: Revisioning American Literature (Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press, 2000, and María Amparo Ruiz de Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives (University of Nebraska Press, 2004). She is currently finishing up work on a collection of essays that explore Jewish achievement in the arts and sciences during the WWII period and is also revising a novel.  

Her creative nonfiction has appeared in the Georgia Review, the Gettysburg Review, the Southwest Review, the Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her essays are frequently cited as “notables” in the Best American Essays. “Stargazing in the Atomic Age” was nominated for a National Magazine Award and “Listening to Gershwin” earned an award from the Magazine Association of the Southeast. Her website can be found at http://annegoldmanwriter.com/

Anne received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. She taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder before joining the English Department at Sonoma State in 1998. Her work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and an Ahmanson/Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship. She was awarded the Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship at SSU in 2011.

 

Selected Publications

 “Travels with Jane Eyre,”The Georgia Review Fall 2014 http://garev.uga.edu/fall14/goldman.html

"Souvenirs of Stone," Southwest Review, Fall 2013

“An Ode to Energy,” Southwest Review (Winter 2011)

 “Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante,” Georgia Review (Spring 2010) http://garev.uga.edu/spring10/goldman.pdf

“Double Vision,” Gettysburg Review (Summer 2009)

“Listening to Gershwin,” Georgia Review (Summer 2008) http://garev.uga.edu/summer08/goldman.pdf

 “In Praise of Saul Bellow,” Michigan Quarterly Review (Winter 2008) link

Continental Divides: Revisioning American Literature (Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press, 2000) link

Take My Word: Autobiographical Innovations of Ethnic American Working Women (University of California Press, 1996) link