Stephanie J. Brown
Modern Languages 476
Steph Brown is Assistant Professor of English and affiliated faculty of Gender and Women's Studies. Starting in 2023, she is Vice-Chair of the university’s graduate interdisciplinary program in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory. She received her PhD in English literature from the University of Virginia.
Her book, Watching Women: Militant Suffragists Write the British Surveillance State, 1905-1924, documents British activists’ responses to forms of state surveillance that emerged to target female activists in Britain during those decades, and is forthcoming from Toronto University Press.
She is the editor of a scholarly edition of Edith Ayrton Zangwill's 1924 novel The Call which appeared from Bloomsbury Academic's Modernist Archives series in 2019. She has published articles in Criticism, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Literature & History, Women’s Studies, and The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies on the work of James Joyce, Edith Ayrton Zangwill, Claude McKay, Sylvia Pankhurst, Joseph Conrad, and the early-twentieth-century London newspaper the Worker’s Dreadnought. She was included in a special issue 2021 of English Language Notes, Transhistoricizing Claude McKay, celebrating the first anniversary of the publication of McKay’s Romance in Marseilles. The Oxford Handbook of Virginia Woolf (2021) includes her chapter on "Woolf's Feminism."
She regularly teaches courses in 20th- and 21st-century British, Caribbean, and Irish literature, modernist literature, surveillance in the arts, and the rhetoric of historic and contemporary protest and mass cultural movements. She is active in the department’s English Honors Thesis Program.
Dr. Brown also runs the Literature and Culture in the UK program, which takes students to London for five weeks during the summer to study emerging literature and theatre.