David Sigler

David Sigler


Associate Professor

Faculty of Arts , Department of English

Undergraduate Program Director

Faculty of Arts , Department of English

Contact information


office: SS1014


Educational Background

Ph.D. English, University of Virginia, 2008


David Sigler works in the areas of British Romantic literature and literary theory.

He is the author of Fracture Feminism: The Politics of Impossible Time in British Romanticism (SUNY Press 2021), and Sexual Enjoyment in British Romanticism (MQUP 2015), along with about 30 articles and chapters. Please see the CV available on this page for a full listing of publications and talks. Recent articles have focused on Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, John Keats, and Jacques Lacan.

He is currently serving as Undergraduate Program Director for the Department of English. He is also co-editor of the journal Romanticism on the Net.

He is interested in working with graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of British Romanticism, eighteenth or nineteenth-century British literature, any aspect of poststructuralist theory, psychoanalytic theory, deconstruction, and/or the history of British feminism.


Areas of Research

British Romanticism, Psychoanalysis (esp. Freud, Lacan), Women's writing, Theory


Course number Course title Semester
ENGL 504 Honours Project 2022-23
ENGL 519/609 Romanticism Winter 2023