19th Century



Having completed her first book, Urbanism and Urbanity: The Spanish Bourgeois Novel and Contemporary Customs (1845-1925) (Bucknell UP) in 2013, Professor Mercer is currently finishing another book manuscript, titled An Incoherent Voyage: Spanish Cinema Pioneers, Between Technophilia

My teaching and research seeks to address this, our current ecological state of affairs, through multiple lines of inquiry. In particular I have found that a remarkable group of 19th and 20th century German thinkers and writers, who through their literary writings sought to open up the imagination to a geological time scale, might help us to better understand our place in life on Earth and our unique human response-ability for the planet.

Jesse Oak Taylor is an associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies in English and core faculty for the minor in Environmental Cultures and Values.

I am an Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington in Seattle. My scholarship is in African American Literary Studies of the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

Juliet Shields works on the on the intersections among nationality, gender, and race in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and American literature.

Prof. Halperin is Associate Professor of International Studies, History, and Jewish Studies, and the Jack and Rebecca Benaroya Endowed Chair in Israel Studies, at the University of Washington.

Alysse Hotz earned a doctorate from the Department of English in 2022 and was a 2016-20

Jennifer Smith was a 2018 Mellon Collaborative Fellow for Reaching New Publics. Her research examines economic development and diversification within the Muckleshoot Nation from the 1960s through the early 2000s.

Céline Maillard was a 2018 Mellon Fellow for Reaching New Publics.

Matthew Childs is a doctoral candidate in the Department of German Studies. He joined the department in 2015 after receiving his M.A. in German and B.A. in German and Classical Civilizations at Florida State University.

Laura Gehrke (née Griffith) studies religion and feminism in Victorian novels. Her doctoral dissertation is on women's religious lives in the novels of George Eliot and Charlotte Mary Yonge. She has also worked on Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, and R.D. Blackmore.

Barbara Henry is associate professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and is the author of Rewriting Russia: Jacob Goridn's Yiddish Drama (UW, 2011) and co-editor, with Joel Berkowitz, of Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage: Essays in Drama, Performance, and Show

After receiving his BA from Colby College in 2009 and spending several years teaching English abroad in Austria and Hong Kong, Justin joined the department in 2013. His MA thesis addressed modes of perception, recognition, and tolerance in Lessing's Nathan der Weise.

I write and teach about the global circulation and remediation of Victorian literature, archives and the history of English studies, and antiracist pedagogy.

Frances H. O'Shaughnessy is a historian of slavery and empire specializing in nineteenth-century African American history.


Image credit: Wendy Coffman