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Linda Shires

Linda
M.
Shires

David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English Chair, Department of English, Stern College

PhD, Princeton University, 1981
MA, Princeton University , 1979
BA, Oxford University, 1977
MA, Brown University, 1973
BA, Wheaton College, 1972

Dr. Linda M. Shires is David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English and Chair of the Stern College English Department. She was previously Professor of English at Syracuse University, where she served as Director of Graduate Studies. Visiting posts have included Princeton University and New York University. At Yeshiva since 2008, Shires currently serves on various boards of digital and print journals in Victorian studies, including *Victorian Literature and Culture,* *Nines,* *RaVon,* and *Victorians Institute Journal.*

Nineteenth-century British literature and culture, gender studies, relations of image and text, and representations of the Holocaust.

Honors and Awards include: Phi Beta Kappa, Harold W. Dodds Fellowship, two NEH Summer Seminar Directorships at Princeton, the Syracuse University English Dept. and Graduate School Teaching Awards, the Dean Karen Bacon Award for a senior faculty member at Stern College, and the Guggenheim Fellowship.

Three monographs, a memoir, seven edited volumes, and numerous articles and reviews. Books include: PERSPECTIVES: MODES OF VIEWING AND KNOWING IN 19TH CENTURY ENGLAND (Ohio State), TELLING STORIES, A THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF NARRATIVE FICTION (co-author Steven Cohan; Routledge), VICTORIANS READING THE ROMANTICS: ESSAYS BY U.C. KNOEPFLMACHER (Ed. Ohio State), REWRITING THE VICTORIANS (Ed., Routledge). Some of her scholarship has been translated into Korean and Chinese. Her current book project concerns self-illustrated texts of the Nineteenth Century.

shires@yu.edu
646-592-4839

Beren campus - 215 Lexington Ave
Room#701

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Fall 2018
Children's Literature
ENGL 2791

 

Development of Brit Novel II
ENGL 3732

 

Honors Prog Senior Project I
ENGL 4910H

 

Honors Prog Senior Project II
ENGL 4920H

 

Summer 2018
Honors Prog Senior Project I
ENGL 4910H

 

Spring 2018
Honors Prog Senior Project II
ENGL 4920H

 

Internship
ENGL 4741

 

Internship
ENGL 4742

 

Monstrous Imaginations
ENGL 2936

 

Representations of Holocaust
ENGL 2960

 

Fall 2017
Honors Prog Senior Project I
ENGL 4910H

 

Victorian Lit & Visual Culture
ENGL 2969

 

Writing on Film
ENGL 2702H

 

Summer 2017
Internship
ENGL 4741

 

Internship
ENGL 4742

 

Spring 2017
Children's Literature
ENGL 2791

 

Honors Prog Senior Project II
ENGL 4920H

 

Interdispl. Approaches to Lit
ENGL 2970