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Dorothea Barrett

Ph.D., Cambridge University; Cambridge, UK


Dorothea Barrett received her PhD from Cambridge University in 1987. She has taught at Beijing Normal University (China), Glasgow University (Scotland), and the University of Florence (Italy). She is the author of Vocation and Desire: George Eliot's Heroines (London: Routledge, 1989) and the editor of the George Eliot’s Romola (London: Penguin Classics, 1996). She has published a variety of essays on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature and edited volumes of Oscar Wilde, E. M. Forster, James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, and others. At SUF she teaches LIT 400.1/REL 300.1 "Sex, Politics, & Religion in Italian Literature” and WRT 105 “Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing.” Her research interests are Victorian, modern, and postmodern fiction and the representation of gender, sexuality, politics, religion, and imperialism in literature.