B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
Professor of English
Interested in 18th-century British literature and culture, literary theory, and Milton.
James Noggle is a professor of English specializing in British literature, thought, and culture of the long eighteenth century. He has taught at Wellesley College since 1995. He has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA from Columbia University. He has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society and the American Council of Learned Societies.
He is author of two books, The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing (Oxford, 2012) and The Skeptical Sublime: Aesthetic Ideology in Pope and the Tory Satirists (Oxford, 2001). He is also an editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature (2005-). He is currently working on a book entitled Unfelt Affect: Forces of Nonconsciousness in Eighteenth-Century Literature, which describes the ways eighteenth-century writing depicts affects, moods, and feelings that are not subject to conscious awareness.
His teaching interests include eighteenth-century British literature, Milton, and literary theory.