Wendy Williams


Wendy Williams is the Visiting Assistant Professor in the John V. Roach Honors College and the 2014-2015 Honors Professor of the Year at Texas Christian University. Her areas of specialization include nineteenth-century British literature and culture, poetry, and gender studies. Her book, George Eliot, Poetess (Ashgate 2014), represents the first full-length study of the poetry of George … Continue reading Wendy Williams

Kerry Dean Carso


Kerry Dean Carso is chair and associate professor of art history at the State University of New York at New Paltz in the mid-Hudson Valley, where she teaches courses on American art and architecture. Her research focuses on interconnections between the arts and literature in the nineteenth-century United States. She is the author of American Gothic Art and … Continue reading Kerry Dean Carso

Valerie Austin


Valerie Austin is the Director of Graduate Studies in Music at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke. With backgrounds in both musicology and music education, Dr. Austin has scholarly interests in the pedagogy of education, early instrumental music, 20th-century American music, and the transmutation of meaning in ballads and folk song. She has presented both musicology … Continue reading Valerie Austin

Margaret Samu


Margaret Samu (pronounced SHAH-moo) teaches at Stern College for Women and Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, and lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She works on 18th– and 19th-century European art with a special interest in the intersection between Russian and Western cultures. Her co-edited volume (with Rosalind Blakesley), From … Continue reading Margaret Samu

Sarah Wadsworth


Sarah Wadsworth is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in English at Marquette University, where she specializes in American literature to 1900, book history, and children’s literature. She is the author of In the Company of Books: Literature and Its “Classes” in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006) and coauthor, with Wayne A. Wiegand, … Continue reading Sarah Wadsworth

Maura Coughlin


Maura Coughlin is associate professor of visual studies in the department of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.  Trained as an  historian of nineteenth-century European art (PhD New York University, 2001), her current research on visual culture in Brittany is informed by material cultural studies, ecocriticism, feminist theory and cultural … Continue reading Maura Coughlin