Monika Elbert is Professor of English, a University Distinguished Scholar, and former Editor of the _Nathaniel Hawthorne Review_.
19th-century women writers; American Romanticism, 19th-century American children’s literature; American Gothic. Recent books include: _Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature_ (Routledge, 2014, co-edited and co-intro, and my essay on narratives of disability included); _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, Margaret Fuller, Emerson, Alcott, Julia Ward Howe. Books in progress on: 1)_Hawthorne in Context_ (Cambridge UP) 2) American Naturalist Gothic (U of Alabama P); and 3)transatlantic views of the hotel in 19th-century life and literature.
- Romantic Education
- Transnational Gothic
- Culinary Aesthetics
- Enterprising Youth
- Reinventing the Peabody Sisters
- Separate Spheres No More
- The Scarlet Letter (Penguin enriched text)
- Encoding the Letter A