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, Sarah Orne Jewett. RECENT BOOKS include: 1) _Haunting Realities: Naturalist Gothic and American Realism_ (co-edited, U of Alabama P, May 2017); and 2) Anglo-American Travelers and the Hotel Experience in Nineteenth-Century Literature (co-edited, Routledge, fall, 2017). Her _Hawthorne in Context_ (Cambridge UP) is forthcoming (2018).