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Monika Elbert

Professor, English

BA, Douglass College, Rutgers University
MA, Rutgers University
PhD, Rutgers University
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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. Editor of _Nathaniel Hawthorne Review_. Recent books include: _American Women's Regionalist Fiction: Mapping the Gothic_ (co-edited and co-intro., Palgrave Gothic, 2021, my essay on Alice Cary included; _Hawthorne in Context_ (Cambridge UP, 2018); _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, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Alice Cary Mary W. Freeman. 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), 3) _Hawthorne in Context_ (Cambridge UP)(2018), and 4) _American Women's Regionalist Fiction: Mapping the Gothic (co-edited, Palgrave Gothic, 2021).


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