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Contact Info:
Tufts University
Department of English
6 The Green
East Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Email Professor
Sheila Emerson
Associate Professor


Ph.D. Rutgers University
Harvard Graduate School in English
B.A. Radcliffe College, Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Contemporary fiction
  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and European writing
  • Art and art markets in the context of social crisis
  • Interrelations between fiction and non-fiction
  • The bearing of science on visual and verbal art

Courses Taught

  • Art and Social Crisis: The Victorian Past in the American Present
  • Empire and Counterculture
  • Nineteenth-Century English and European Fiction
  • Fiction <—>Non-Fiction
  • The Science of Aspects
  • The Nature of Gothic
  • Autobiography and Autobiographical Fictions
  • Victorian into Modern
  • The Victorian Novel
  • General View of British Literature
  • The Brontës and Hardy
  • Austen and Dickens