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Contact Info:
Tufts University
Department of English
6 The Green
Room 307, East Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.2461
Email Professor
Sonia Hofkosh
Associate Professor
Transfer of Credit Representative
Director of Graduate Studies


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., New York University, magna cum laude

Research Interests

  • British Romantic poetry and prose
  • Feminism and Gender
  • Feminist Theory
  • Theories of the Visual and the Material

Courses Taught

  • Romantic Literature and Culture
  • Frankenstein's Sisters: Austen and Shelley
  • Feminism, Literature, Theory
  • Visual Narrative Before Cinema
  • Feminist Science Fictions

Publication Highlights


  • Romantic Artifactuality (in progress)
  • Sexual Politics and the Romantic Author (Cambridge, 1998)
  • Romanticism, Race, and Imperial Culture 1780-1834, edited with Alan Richardson, (Bloomington, 1996)

Recent Articles

  • "When Jane Met Mary: Frankenstein's Romantic Comedy," in Frankenstein In Theory: A Critical Anatomy, ed. Orrin N. C. Wang (Bloomsbury, 2021)
  • "Dancing With Ghosts in 'Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil'," in Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things, ed. Kate Singer, et al (Liverpool UP, 2020)
  • "Introduction: Mary Wollstonecraft Even Now," Romantic Circles Praxis (October 2019)
  • "What Wordsworth Touched," in Romantic Materialities, eds. Sara Guyer & Celeste Langan, Romantic Circles Praxis (Feb 2015)
  • "Material-Affect-Event: Barbauld's Poetics of the Everyday," in Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives, eds. William McCarthy & Olivia Murphy (Bucknell UP, 2013)
  • "Early Photography's Late Romanticism," European Romantic Review 22.3 (2011)
  • "The Illusionist: Northanger Abbey and Austen's Uses of Enchantment," in A Companion to Jane Austen, eds. Claudia Johnson & Clara Tuite (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)
  • "Broken Images," Special Issue on William Hazlitt, Nineteenth-Century Prose 36.1 (Spring 2009)