Jonathan Daigle

Jonathan  Daigle  headshot

Associate Dean; Associate Professor of English

Dean's Office for Hillyer, English

Hillyer College
860.768.4838 Hillyer Hall 269

PhD and MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

BA, College of William & Mary

Jonathan Daigle is an associate professor of English. He teaches Introduction to Composition, Introduction to Literary Analysis, Literature of Non-Western Cultures, and Survey of African American Literature.

"Small classes, great colleagues, and an excellent network of student resources make Hillyer College a great place to teach and learn," says Daigle. "Students know to seek out their professors outside of class, and I enjoy this personalized teaching. I especially enjoy learning from students, who often look at texts and issues from perspectives that are new to me."

Daigle's research interests include:

  • Nineteenth-century US literature
  • African American literature and culture
  • Literature and science
  • American studies

“Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Marshall Circle: Racial Representation from Blackface to Black Naturalism,” African American Review 43.1

“The Social Gospel in Evolutionary Time: George Washington Cable’s ‘Perhaps Unwise Love,’” ESQ 59.1

“Miss Ravenel’s Conversion, Evolutionary Realism, and the Moving Equilibrium,” American Literary Realism 45.3