Anna Muenchrath

Teaching and Research Areas

  • Theories of World Literature
  • Literary Sociology
  • Global Modernisms
  • Global Anglophone Literature, 1900-Present
  • Print Culture and Book History
  • Translation Studies
  • Media Studies


  • Vanderbilt University, BA (2012)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA (2016) and PhD (2019)


  • Actors, Institutions, and Networks: Recovering Agency in World Literary Circulation in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. Under Contract.
  • Selling Books with Algorithms. Under Contract.

Works in Progress

  • “‘In Accord with the Spirit of American Democracy’: Tracing the Network of the U.S. Armed Services Editions.” (Article)
  • “Algorithmically Processed Data in Translation Publication: A Quantitative Comparison of Amazon Crossing and Dalkey Archive.” (Article)
  • “Teaching Black American Literature as World Literature.” Invited article.


  • “Third Person Random.” Post45 Contemporaries cluster on “Reading with Algorithms.” Forthcoming 2023.
  • Making and Reading World Literature in a Pandemic: Global Logistics in Ling Ma’s Severance.” Journal of World Literature, vol. 7, no. 2, 2022. 184–201.
  • Translation of “Blick in den Strom" by Nikolaus Lenau, in Poems on Rivers, ed. Henry Hughes. Everyman’s Library, 2022.
  • “Cut, Copyright, Paste: Proliferating Print Networks in Susan Howe’s Melville’s Marginalia.” Book History, vol. 24, no. 2, 2021. 476–498.
  • “Review of Soldiers of the Pen by Thomas Howell.” SHARP News, forthcoming 2021. 3 MSS pp.
  • “Review of The Work and the Reader in Literary Studies: Scholarly Editing and Book History by Paul Eggert.” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 114, no 3, 2020. 378-381.
  • “Anthologizing Race: Folk, Volk and Untranslation in the Weimar Republic.” Journal of World Literature, vol. 3, no. 4, 2018. 552–575.
  • “The Quarantine Garden” (Review of The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times, ed. Naomi Milthorpe). Edge Effects. June 2, 2020.
  • “Decapitation, Pregnancy, and the Tongue: The Body as Political Metaphor in Measure for Measure.” Early Modern Literary Studies, vol. 20, no. 1, 2018. 1–19.



Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Department: Department of English

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Office address
Sanford Hall 433