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Leeanne Richardson

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000


Victorian Literature and Culture,
Early Twentieth-Century British Literature


LeeAnne Richardson teaches several courses on Victorian and Edwardian British literature, although if she had to choose a favorite, her course on Oscar Wilde would be it. Because of her interest in the ways that literature simultaneously registers and directs our perceptions of the world, her courses shade into Cultural Studies. In other words, she believes that literature is not separated from its production or its relation to history, nation, gender, and class.

Her research focuses on late-century decadence and aestheticism, especially the ways generic forms and markers intersect and interact with discourses of gender and imperialism.

In between research projects, Dr. Richardson has reviewed manuscripts for Broadview Press and the journal Women’s Writing and written book reviews for Victorian Studies. Two former graduate students have published academic essays that were originally essays for Dr. Richardson’s graduate course in ENGL8670 “Literature of Transition: 1880-1920.”


New Woman and Colonial Adventure Fiction in Victorian Britain: Gender, Genre, Empire(Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006)


Times Literary Supplement (November 17, 2006), by Lucy Carlyle

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 2.2 (2006), by Teresa Mangum

English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 50.1 (2007), by Maria Martino

Journal of British Studies 46.2 (2007), by Shanyn Fiske

Women’s Writing 14.3 (2007), by Jessica Cox

Victorian Studies 49.4 (2007), by Patricia Murphy

Studies in the Novel 40 (2008), by Stephen Ross

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 27 (2008), by Sally Ledger

“Naturally Radical: The Subversive Poetics of Dollie Radford.” Victorian Poetry 38 (Spring 2000): 109-124.

“Dollie Radford.” Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century British Women Poets. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 240. Ed. William B. Thesing (Detroit: Gale, 2001): 191-200.