Elizabeth Dickens, PhD
Assistant Professor of English Literature
Department of Arts and Science
- BA, Asbury College, 2002
- MA, Fordham University, 2004
- Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2010
Areas of SpecializationNineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature Book history and print culture
After growing up and completing her undergraduate studies in Kentucky, Elizabeth spent some years in New York City before coming to Canada to do her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. Although she enjoyed her urban decade very much, she was happy to leave behind the crowds and traffic of Toronto for the skies and space of Saskatchewan. In addition to her personal and professional enthusiasm for British fiction and the history of the book, Elizabeth also loves cycling, rock climbing, road trips, Indian food, science fiction, and University of Kentucky basketball.
Periodical culture and the book trade in early twentieth-century Britain; the history of book reviewing; early twentieth-century British literature
"'Permanent Books': The Advertising and Reviewing of Books in theNation and Athenaeum."Journal of Modern Periodical Studies. Forthcoming.
"Circulating Ideas and Selling Periodicals: Leonard Woolf, the Nation and Athenaeum, and Topical Debate." Woolf and the Literary Marketplace. Ed. Jeanne Dubino. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 43-55.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Modern Language Association
- Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
- Society for the History of Authorship, Readers, and Publishing
- Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture
- Modernist Studies Association