Dr. Sophia Forster

Sophia Forester Professor




Ph.D.  English, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008
M.A.   English, University of Victoria, 2001
B.A.    English, York University, 1998

Teaching and Research Interests

Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Late Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
Marxian Theory

Selected Publications

“Labor, Slavery, and the Civil War.” The New Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by Michael Jonik, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2022.

“From Labor Reform to the Welfare State: The Critique of Capitalism in Three Postbellum Women’s Novels.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, forthcoming 2021.

“The Feminine Origins of American Literary Realism.” The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism, edited by Keith Newlin, New York, Oxford UP, 2019, pp. 65-82. 

“Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the Emergence of American Literary Realism.” Studies in the Novel vol. 48, no. 1, 2016, pp. 43-64.

“Peculiar Faculty and Peculiar Institution: Ralph Waldo Emerson on Labor and Slavery.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance vol. 60, no. 1, 2014, pp. 35-73.

“Americanist Literary Realism: Howells, Historicism, and American Exceptionalism.” Modern Fiction Studies vol. 55, no. 2, 2009, pp. 216-41.

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