Literature (19th and 20th Century American)
Office: Nichols Hall 338
Phone: (707) 664-2651
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.
Anne Goldman’s scholarly 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). Stargazing in the Atomic Age, a collection of creative nonfiction, is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press. She is currently at work on a novel. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such venues as the Gettysburg Review, Southwest Review, Tin House and The Georgia Review. Goldman’s essays have been cited as notable in the Best American Essays and the Best American Travel Writing and have received honorable mention in the Pushcart Prize; “Stargazing in the Atomic Age” was nominated for a National Magazine Award.
Goldman has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and teaches 19th and 20th-century American literature and creative nonfiction at Sonoma State University, whose faculty she joined in 1998. Her work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and an Ahmanson/Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2011 she was awarded SSU’s Goldstein Award for Excellence in Scholarship.
“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