Monika Elbert is Professor of English, a University Distinguished Scholar, and Editor of the _Nathaniel Hawthorne Review_.
19th-century women writers; American Romanticism, 19th-century American children’s literature; American Gothic. Recent books include _Transnational Gothic: Literary and Social Exchanges in the Long Nineteenth Century_ (Ashgate,2013, co-ed. and co-intro.,and my essay on Gothic Catholicism and American women writers included);_Enterprising Youth: Social Values and Acculturation in 19th Century American Children’s Literature_ (Routledge, 2008, ed., intro. and my essay on Alcott included); and _Culinary Aesthetics and Practices in 19th-Century American Literature_(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, co-ed. and co-intro., and my essay on Hawthorne, food, and nationalism included). Recent essays on Hawthorne, Alcott, Stowe, Jewett, and Poe. Books in progress on: 1) American pedagogies of the 19th century; 2) American Naturalist Gothic; and 3)transatlantic views of the hotel in 19th-century life and literature.