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Nina Auerbach

John Welsh Centennial Professor of English Emerita

Fisher-Bennett Hall 113

Nina Auerbach retired from Penn in 2010; she is now the John Welsh Centennial Professor of English Emerita. Her special area of concentration is nineteenth-century England. She has published, lectured, and reviewed widely in the fields of Victorian literature, theater, cultural history, and horror fiction and film.

Her books include Our Vampires, Ourselves; Private Theatricals: The Lives of the Victorians; Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time; Romantic Imprisonment: Women and Other Glorified Outcasts; Woman and the Demon: The Life of a Victorian Myth; and Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction. Her most recent book, Daphne du Maurier, Haunted Heiress inaugurates the University of Pennsylvania Press series, Personal Takes. Her current project is Lost Lives, a study of ghosts and their purposes.

Nina Auerbach has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Fellowship as well as the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2000, she received the annual Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts.


Courses Taught

spring 2009

ENGL 251.401 Ironic Romance

fall 2008

spring 2008

ENGL 556.301 Victorian Schisms

fall 2007

spring 2007

fall 2006

ENGL 052.001 19th Century Poetry

fall 2005

ENGL 055.001 19th Century Novel

spring 2005

fall 2004

ENGL 255.401 Beyond Mars and Venus

spring 2003

fall 2002

spring 2002

ENGL 090.401 Women & Literature

fall 2001

spring 2001

fall 2000

ENGL 754.401 Victorian Fiction

spring 1999

fall 1998

spring 1998

fall 1997

ENGL 290.402 Haunting Women

fall 1996

spring 1996

ENGL 255.301 The Feminist Gothic

fall 1995

ENGL 055.001 Victorian Novel

spring 1995

fall 1994