B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)
James William NoggleMarion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas; 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 National Endowment for the Humanities (2014-15), the American Philosophical Society (2005-6), and the American Council of Learned Societies (1998-99).
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. He was chair of the Wellesley English department from 2010 to 2013.