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Elizabeth Trubey

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising; Distinguished Senior Lecturer

Ph.D. Northwestern University


Elizabeth Trubey (Ph.D. Northwestern University) teaches and writes about early, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century American literature, with particular emphasis on gender and problems of identity, and about literature of and issues in higher education today. Specifically, she has taught courses on the 1850s, sentimental fiction, early American novels, gender in the 19th century, representations of slavery and race in the 19th century, women's fiction between the Civil War and World War II, and narratives of the college experience today. Her dissertation, "'I felt like the girls in books': Sentimental Readership in America, 1850-1870," focused on sentimental fiction and nineteenth-century women readers, and she has published articles about Warner's The Wide, Wide World, Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Evans's St. Elmo.


American: Early/19th Century, Gender Studies, American: 20th Century

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