Dr. Sophia Forster
Sigma tau delta advisor
Office: Bldg. 47-35M
E-mail: Sophia Forster
(subject to change)
Ph.D. English, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008
M.A. English, University of Victoria, 2001
B.A. English, York University, 1998, with honors
Teaching and Research Interests
Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Late Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
"Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Emergence of American Literary Realism." Studies in the Novel 48.1 (Spring 2016).
"Peculiar Faculty and Peculiar Institution: Ralph Waldo Emerson on Labor and Slavery." ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 60.1 (2014).
"Americanist Literary Realism: Howells, Historicism, and American Exceptionalism." Modern Fiction Studies 55.2 (2009).
"Don McKay's Comic Anthropocentrism: Ecocriticism Meets 'Mr. Nature Poet.'" Essays on Canadian Writing 77 (2002).
"inventory is useless now but just to say': The Politics of Ambivalence in Dionne Brand’s Land to Light On.” Studies in Canadian Literature 27.2 (2002).