Dr. Sophia Forster

Sophia Forester Assistant Professor

Associate chair

Sigma tau delta advisor

Office: Bldg. 47-35M
Phone: 756-2979

faculty office hours

Upcoming Courses

(subject to change)

Spring 2017

On Leave

Fall 2017

ENGL 242 - American Literature: 1830 to the Present
ENGL 449 - Significant American Writers: Fictions of Fallen Women


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
Marxian Theory

Selected Publications

"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).

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