Dr. Sophia Forster
English Major Advisor
Sigma tau delta advisor
Office: Bldg. 47-32A
E-mail: Sophia Forster
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
"The Feminine Origins of American Literary Realism." The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism. Ed. Keith Newlin. New York: Oxford UP. Forthcoming 2018
"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).