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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, as well as a single-author course on Oscar Wilde. 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-nineteenth and early-twentieth century literature, especially the ways generic forms and markers intersect and interact with discourses of gender and imperialism. As an inaugural Faculty Fellow at the new Humanities Research Center for Spring 2018, she will be working on a book manuscript on turn-of-the-century women’s poetry.

In between research projects, Dr. Richardson has reviewed manuscripts for scholarly presses and journals, and written book reviews for Victorian Studies. Two former graduate students have recently published academic essays that were originally written for Dr. Richardson’s graduate course ENGL8670 “Literature of Transition: 1880-1920.”


“Currents of Art and Streams of Consciousness: Charting the Edwardian Novel.” Beyond the Victorian/Modernist Divide, edited by Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada and Anne Levita. Routledge. Forthcoming.

 “Turn of the Century Women’s Poetry: Skirting the Problems of Periodization.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, Fall 2017.

 “Narrative Strategy as Hermeneutic: Reading In the Permanent Way as Colonial Theory.” Flora Annie Steel: A Critical Study of an Unconventional Memsahib, edited by Susmita Roye. University of Alberta P, 2017, pp. 51-76.

“A. E. [Alfred Edward] Housman.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, edited by Dino Felugia, Pamela K. Gilbert, and Linda K. Hughes, 4 vols, Blackwell, 2015. [Invited submission; peer reviewed]

Murray’s Magazine: The Lessons of Failure.” Victorian Periodicals Review, vol. 46, no. 4, 2013, pp. 449-525.

“’What I’d Sing’: Dollie Radford’s Aesthetic Poetry in Progress.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, Winter 2012.

“Michael Field’s ‘A Dance of Death.’” The Decadence or an Aesthetic of Transgression / La Décadence ou une Esthétique de la Transgression. Special Issue of Nordlit, vol. 28, 2011, pp. 71-78.

New Woman and Colonial Adventure Fiction in Late-Victorian Britain: Gender, Genre, and Empire. U of Florida P, 2006.

Reviewed in:

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

“Richard Burton.” Enclyclopedia of Erotic Literature, volume 1, edited by Gaëtan Brulotte and John Phillips. Routledge, 2006, pp. 181-4.

On the Face of the Waters: Flora Annie Steel and the Politics of Feminist Imperialism.” Silent Voices: Forgotten Novels by Victorian Women, edited by Brenda Ayres, Greenwood P, 2003, pp. 119-138.

REVIEWED IN: Times Literary Supplement (January 7, 2005), by Lucy Daniel

 “Naturally Radical: The Subversive Poetics of Dollie Radford.” Victorian Poetry, vol 38, no. 1, Spring 2000, pp. 109-124.

“Dollie Radford.” Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century British Women Poets. Dictionary of Literary Biography, volume 240, edited by William B. Thesing. Gale, 2001, pp. 191-200.