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Nancy ArmstrongNancy Armstrong  
Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor

Office Location: 304C Allen Building
Office Phone: (919) 668-0314
Email Address: n.b.armstrong@duke.edu
Web Page: https://duke.box.com/s/8gzdtdrpgrc2cu984mubj0m1tl75nmag

Teaching (Spring, 2018):

  • English 490s-10.02, Sp top criticism/theory/meth Synopsis
    Allen 306, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • Romst 826s.01, Contemporary genre fiction Synopsis
    Languages 305, M 04:40 PM-07:10 PM


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo

The Novel
18th-20th century Anglophone literatures and cultures
Critical Theory

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Armstrong, N. How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism 1719-1900. Columbia University Press, 2005.
  2. Armstrong, N. Fiction in the Age of Photography: The Legacy of British Realism. Harvard University Press, 1999.  [abs]
  3. with Armstrong, N; Tennenhouse, L. The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life. University of California Press, 1992.
  4. Armstrong, N. Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. Oxford University Press, 1987.
  5. with Warren Montag. The Future of the Human. 2-3 2009

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