Liberal Arts 133 | 32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT | 406.243.5231

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Jill Bergman
–  Professor

Office: LA 128
Phone: (406) 243-5231

Current Position:

Associate Professor; Associate Chair; Graduate Chair

Field Of Study:

American Literature to WWII; American Women Writers; African American Literature


Undergraduate Courses

  • African American Women Writers (cross-listed African American Studies andWomen 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


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

Selected Publications:

Our Sisters’ Keepers: Nineteenth CenturyBenevolence 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 GeneralFederation 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