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African-American Studies

Jill Bergman

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Jill Bergman

LA 128 (406) 243-5231
Office Hours:

Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00, Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00, and by appointment.


Ph.D., English, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1999 M.A., English, California State University, Fresno, 1990 B.A., English, Trinity Western University, British Columbia, 1986

Our Sisters’ Keepers: Nineteenth Century Benevolence Literature by American Women.  Co-edited with Debra Bernardi.  Alabama UP, 2005.

“Doing it ‘man-fashion’: Gender Performance in Gilman’s Unpunished. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: New Texts, New Contexts.  Ohio State University Press.  Forthcoming

"'The Motherless Child in Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood." Legacy. 25:2 (June 2008): 286-298.

“’A silent partner long enough’: Phelps Rewrites Gaskell’s North and South.Studies in American Fiction.  (Fall 2005) 147-181.

“Everything we hoped she'd be: Contending Forces in Hopkins Scholarship.” African American Review. 38.2 (Summer 2004) 181-199.

“‘Natural’ Divisions: Whiteness and the American New Woman in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.”  New Woman Hybridities: Femininity, Feminism, and International Consumer Culture, 1880-1930.  Eds. Ann Heilmann and Margaret Beetham.  Routledge, 2004. 223-239.

“Kim Williams.” Invited submission for Notable American Women. Cambridge

Current Couses

Undergraduate Courses African American Women Writers (cross-listed African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies) American Literature to 1865 American Women Writers, 1790-1915 (cross-listed Women and Gender Studies) Feminist Literary Theory (cross-listed Women and Gender Studies) Regionalism, Realism, and Naturalism Graduate Courses Nation Stories Scribbling Women: Nineteenth Century American Women Writers Women Writing about Women Writing  Maternal Redemption in American Women's Fiction

University of Montana

African-American Studies Program

Tobin Miller Shearer, Director

Phone: (406) 243-6225

32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812