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Elizabeth Barnes

Professor of English

Office: Tucker Hall 217
Office Hours: Thursdays 2-3 and by appointment (Spring 2024)
Email: [[elbarn]]

Areas of Specialization

Nineteenth-century American literature, sentimental fiction, gender, cultural studies, popular culture


loves whipping boyBarnes, Elizabeth. Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Barnes, 2002 book coverBarnes, Elizabeth, ed. Incest and the Literary Imagination. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2002.

Barnes, 1997 book coverBarnes, Elizabeth. States of Sympathy: Seduction and Democracy in the American Novel. New York: Columbia UP, 1997.

 B.A., Westmount College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara