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Stephanie Foote

George and Julia Bates Welch Jackson, Mary M. Jackson, and Julia Bates Jackson Nichols Chair of English

Stephanie Foote joined the department in 2016 after having been a professor of English and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her teaching and research interests include US literature and culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the novel form, the relationship between new and historical materialisms, history of the book, and the environmental humanities.

She is the author of Regional Fictions: Culture and Identity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2001), The Parvenu’s Plot: Gender, Culture, and Class in the Age of Realism (2014), the editor, with Elizabeth Mazzolini, of Histories of the Dustheap: Waste, Material Cultures, Social Justice (2012), and the editor of reprints of two of Ann Aldrich’s 1950s lesbian pulp classics We Walk Alone and We, Too, Must Love (2006). With Stephanie LeMenager, she is the founder and editor of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities. Her articles have appeared in numerous edited collections and in such journals as American Literature, American Literary History, Signs, The Henry James Review, College Literature, Pedagogy, J19, and PMLA. She is currently working on The Art of Things, a project about waste and literature.