Associate Professor
Humanities Building 220
(205) 934-8593

Research and Teaching Interests: Early American Literature and Culture, Portrayals of Addiction

Gale Temple. Office Hours: By appointment

  • BA, University of Michigan
  • MA, Loyola University Chicago
  • PhD, Loyola University Chicago

  • American Literature Before 1820
  • The American Renaissance Reconsidered
  • Literature, Medicine, and Science in Early America
Book Chapters:
  • Gale Temple, “Melville and the Gothic Romance,” in Critical Insights: Herman Melville, Eric Carl Link, ed. (Salem Press, 2013): 121-41.
  • Gale Temple, “Masculine Ambivalence in The Scarlet Letter,” in Bloom’s Guides: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (Chelsea House Publications, 2012, reprint): 84-88.
  • Gale Temple, “‘Ineffable Socialities’: Melville, Hawthorne, and Masculine Ambivalence in the Antebellum Marketplace,” in Hawthorne and Melville: Writing a Relationship, Jana Argersinger and Leland Person, eds. (University of Georgia Press, 2008): 113-31.
  • Gale Temple, “Fluid Identity in Israel Potter and The Confidence-Man,” in A Companion to Herman Melville, Wyn Kelley, ed. (Blackwell Publishing, 2006): 451-66.

  • Gale Temple, “‘Affrighted at the Eager Enjoyment’: Hawthorne, Nymphomania, and Medical Manhood,” Textual Practice 28 (No. 3, 2014).
  • Gale Temple, “Israel Potter: Sketch Patriotism,” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies 11 (No. 1, 2009): 3-18.
  • Gale Temple, “Carwin the Onanist?” Arizona Quarterly 65 (No. 1, 2009): 1-32.
  • Gale Temple, “His Delirious Solace: Consummation, Consumption, and Reform in Hawthorne’s Blithedale Romance,” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 49 (2003): 285-321.
  • Gale Temple, “A Purchase on Goodness: Fanny Fern, Ruth Hall, and Fraught Individualism,” Studies in American Fiction 31 (2003): 131-63.
  • Modern Language Association
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
  • Charles Brockden Brown Society
  • Herman Melville Society
  • C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists