Elif S. Armbruster, PhD
Department of English
Office: 73 Tremont Street, 8th Floor, Room 8050
- PhD, Boston University
- MA, University of Southern Maine
- BA, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges (English and French)
- American Realism (1870-1920)
- American Domestic Architecture
- Material Culture Studies
- Women’s Literature
- Ethnic Literature
- American Autobiography and Biography
Domestic Biographies: Stowe, Howells, James, and Wharton at Home. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.
Essays, Book Chapters, Interviews
"The Chinese American Miracle: An Interview with Anchee Min." MELUS 40.4 (Winter 2015): 173-190.
"From Laura Esquivel to Suzan Colon: Food and Female Identity in Fact and Fiction." Published January 11, 2013 at: http://americanstudier.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-11-2013-american-homes-elif.html
Introductions to Trade Edition Classics
"Introduction," "Chronology," "Notes," and "Based on the Book," in Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin(1852). Reprint; New York: Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2012.
"Introduction," in Edith Wharton, Summer (1917). Reprint; New York: Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2006.
Review of Henry Goings', Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery, ed. Calvin Schermerhorn, Michael Plunkett, and Edward Gaynor. Nineteenth Century Studies (December 2013).
Review of MOM: The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America, Rebecca Jo Plant, Journal of Popular Culture, (March 2011).
Work in Progress
Sisters by Design: The Intertwined Lives of Edith Wharton, Minnie Jones, and Beatrix Farrand [In Progress]
"Swamps and Orange Trees": Race and Reconstruction in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Palmetto Leaves."
WRI-101 First-Year Writing I
WRI-102 First-Year Writing II
ENG-216/ENG-135 World Literature in English
ENG-217 American Literature I: 1492-1865
ENG-301 Gateway Seminar for Majors: Edith Wharton in Life and Literature
ENG-353 Dwelling in American Realism
ENG-380 James and Wharton
ENG-387 Writing Women
ENG-422 Women Warriors: Stories of Captivity, Conversion, and Confession
ENG-424 House of Wits: Alice, Henry, and William James
ENG-510 Independent Study in English
ENG-H525 Honors Seminar: Latina Literature
AMST-111 Introduction to American Studies
SF-148 No Place Like Home: The American Home as a Cultural Symbol
SF-1135/H1135 Women Warriors: Strong Women, Strong Stories
WGS-111 Introduction to Women's Studies