Dr. Sophia Forster

Sophia Forester Associate Professor

Associate chair

English Major Advisor

Sigma tau delta advisor

Office: Bldg. 47-32A
Phone: 756-2979

faculty office hours


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

"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).

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