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Wendy Nielsen

Associate Professor, English

Dickson Hall 465
BA, University of California, San Diego
PhD, University of California, Davis
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Wendy C. Nielsen received her B.A. in German Literature (magna cum laude) from UC San Diego and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UC Davis. She is a specialist in European (British, German, and French) Romanticism, drama, and (women) writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She has written a book, Women Warriors in Romantic Drama (University of Delaware Press, 2012), and articles about automata and androids in the Romantic period; Boadicea; Charlotte Corday; drama in British, German, and French Romanticism (including Elizabeth Inchbald); Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Faust;" Olympe de Gouges; and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Her new research project is titled Motherless Creations: Fictions about Artificial Life, 1650-1900.

Professor Nielsen teaches undergraduate courses such as: European Romanticism, Modern Drama: Ibsen to O’Neill, Literature of the Enlightenment Era, Restoration and 18th-Century Drama, World Literature, Modern European Novel, Science Fiction, the Honors Program First-Year Seminar, and Critical Approaches to English. Graduate coursework has included: The Romantic Movement; Ibsen, Strindberg, and Shaw; Science Fiction; and Seminar in Literary Research: Methods.

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