Michele Troy
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Michele Troy


I enjoy seeing them grow into themselves, leaving more capable and confident and inspired than when they arrived.


  • ENB 110/111: English Composition and Literature
  • ENB 221: English Literature: Romantics, Victorians, Moderns
  • ENB 260: Studies in Contemporary British Literature

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D. English with distinction, Loyola University Chicago, with concentration in twentieth-century British and American fiction; minor in cultural studies on intersection of economics and culture in the literary marketplace.
  • M.A. English with distinction, Boston College
  • Courses at Harvard Extension, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991-1993
  • Courses at Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 1989-1991
  • B.A. Philosophy, summa cum laude, Boston College. Includes semester abroad at Faculté de Rennes, Rennes, France, 1988

Research Interests

  • Anglo-American culture in continental Europe between the wars
  • Modernism and the literary marketplace (crossfeed between publishers, authors, agents)
  • Modernism and mass market periodicals
  • The paperback revolution

Selected Publications 

  • Strange Bird:  The Albatross Press and the Third Reich (New Haven:  YaleUniversity Press, 2017). 
  • Edited Collection: Michele K. Troy and Andrew J. Kunka, eds. May Sinclair: Moving Towards the Modern, London/Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2006. 
  • “The Dangers of Peace:  The Fight Over Books in English in Post-War Europe,” forthcoming in Quaerendo:  A Journal Devoted to Manuscripts and Printed Books
  • “A Modern Press for Modern Times:  Behind the Scenes at the Albatross Press.”  In Spiers, John.  The Culture of the Publisher’s Series, Volume II:  Authors, Publishers and the Shaping of Taste.  London:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 202-218.
  • “Books, Swords, and Readers:  The Albatross Press and the Third Reich.” In Frost, Simon and Robert W. Jensen-Rix, Moveable Type-Mobile Nations:  Interactions in Transnational Book History, Series: Angles on the English Speaking World. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2010, 55-72.
  • “Reading D.H. Lawrence in Europe:  French and German response to 1945.” Études Lawrenciennes 32 (2006):  55-84.
  • “Two Very Different Portraits: English and German Reception of Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” James Joyce Quarterly 35 (Fall 1997): 37-58.