Skip to content

College of Arts and Humanities

Kimberly Snyder Manganelli

Kimberly Snyder Manganelli

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

Department of English
Office: 807 Strode
Phone: (864) 656-5408

Ph.D. English, Cornell University; M.A. English, Cornell University; M.A. English, Auburn University; B.A. English, Auburn University


ENGL 3980: Early American Literature: The Remix (Literature Survey); ENGL 4170: Victorian Literature in the Age of Empire

Research Interests
Transatlantic Studies, Victorian Literature, Nineteenth-Century American Literature, African American Literature and Culture, Popular Culture

Kim Manganelli is an Associate Professor of nineteenth-century British and American literature and the author of Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse (Rutgers University Press, 2012), which investigates the powerful connections between the construction of racial identity and the trafficking of female sexuality in the nineteenth-century American and British marketplace. Her current book project focuses on plantations and the afterlives of slavery in popular culture.


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse. Rutgers University Press, 2022.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Women in White: The Tragic Mulatta and British Sensation Fiction,” Transatlantic Sensations, eds. John Barton and Jennifer Phegley, Ashgate Press, 2012.

“The Tragic Mulatta Plays the Tragic Muse,” Victorian Literature and Culture 37.2 (September 2009): 501-522. Awarded the 2010 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Essay Prize

Conference Presentations (Delivered)

“Incidents in the Lives of Emily Peggotty and Iola Leroy: Sexual Agency and Specters of Slavery in the Nineteenth-Century Bildungsroman,” The Dickens Project, UC Santa Cruz, July 2022. (Invited Plenary)

“From True Crime to True Blood: Racial Reckoning and True Womanhood in The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires,” British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS), Virtual, November 2022.

“We Can Do Bad All By Ourselves: Reckoning with the Erasure of Black Womanhood in The Beguiled,” The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS), New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2022.

“‘Gone with the Wind Fabulous’: The Plantations of River Road in Lemonade and The Beguiled,” The Association for the Study of Arts of the Present (ASAP), New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2019.

“Absalom’s Daughters: The Afterlives of Slavery in Beyoncé’s Lemonade,” Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference on “Faulkner and Slavery,” Oxford, Mississippi, July 2019.

“George Eliot’s ‘Girl-Tragedies’: The Specters of American Slavery and Sensation Fiction in Daniel Deronda,” Transatlantic Exchanges between New England and Britain, 1600-1900 Conference, Plymouth, United Kingdom, July 2010.

“The San Domingue Revolution and the Evolution of Genre in Leonara Sansay’s Zelica, the Creole,” American Comparative Literature Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2010. [This presentation was part of the "Fictions of Haiti" seminar co-organized with Angela Naimou]

College of Arts and Humanities
College of Arts and Humanities | 108 Strode Tower, Clemson, SC 29634