Michele Troy

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Professor of English; Director of Hillyer Honors, Presidents' College Director

Honors Program, English, Presidents' College

Hillyer College
860.768.4734 Hillyer Hall 270

PhD in English (with distinction), Loyola University Chicago

MA in English (with distinction), Boston College

Courses at Harvard Extension

Courses at Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

BA in Philosophy, Boston College

Michelle Troy is a professor of English. She teaches English Composition and Literature; English Literature: Romantics, Victorians, Moderns; and Studies in Contemporary British Literature.

"I enjoy seeing them grow into themselves, leaving more capable and confident and inspired than when they arrived," Troy says of teaching Hillyer students.

Troy's research interests include:

  • 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

Note: This faculty member will be on sabbatical for Fall 2024 & Spring 2025. During a sabbatical, faculty may not be available to support students or conduct other University business. 

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.