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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.
“Doing it ‘man-fashion’: Gender Performance in Gilman’s Unpunished.” Charlotte Perkins Gilman: New Texts, New Contexts.
"'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.
“‘A new race of colored women’: Pauline Hopkins at the Colored American Magazine.” In Feminist Forerunners: New Womanism and Feminism in the Early Twentieth Century. Ed. Ann Heilmann.
“’Amazon of Industry’: Maternal Realism in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s What Diantha Did.” Journal for the Association of Research on Mothering. Special Issue on Mothering and Literature, 4:2 (Fall/Winter 2002) 85-98.
“’this was the answer to it’: Sexuality and Maternity in As I Lay Dying,” Mississippi Quarterly, 49:3 (Summer 1996) 393-407.
Field of Study
American Literature to WWII; American Women Writers; African American Literature
- 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
- Nation Stories
- Scribbling Women: Nineteenth Century American Women Writers
- Women Writing about Women Writing
- Maternal Redemption in American Women's Fiction