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About Sarah Wadsworth

Specialist in literature of the nineteenth-century U.S., book history, childhood studies, Henry James studies, women's literature.

Author of In the Company of Books: Literature and Its "Classes" in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Massachusetts, 2006).

Coauthor (with Wayne A. Wiegand) of Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman's Building Library at the World's Columbian Exposition (University of Massachusetts, 2012).

Positions

2001 - 2003 Visiting Assistant Professor, Carleton College
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Professor, Marquette University
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Literature of the U.S. before 1918, Children's Literature, Book History, Henry James, and Women Writers of the Long Nineteenth Century

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Co-Editor, Nineteenth Century Studies
2011 - 2017 Board Member, Nineteenth Century Studies Association
2005 - 2006 President, History of Reading Special Interest Group, International Reading Association
2004 - 2005 Second Vice President, History of Reading Special Interest Group, International Reading Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Library Outreach Project Grant, NEH / American Library Association
  • Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas, Bibliographical Society of America
  • American Fellowship (Summer / Short-Term Research Publication Grant), American Association of University Women
  • Carnegie-Whitney Award, American Library Association
  • Leon Edel Prize, The Henry James Review
  • Houghton Mifflin Fellowship in Publishing History, Houghton Library, Harvard University
  • A. Garr Cranney Outstanding Dissertation Award, History of Reading Special Interest Group, International Reading Association
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award, P.E.O. International

Courses

  • American History and the Novel
  • Children's Literature
  • American Literature, 1865-1914
  • American Literature to 1865

Education

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Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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B.A., Reed College
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Articles on American Literature (11)

Articles on Children's Literature (5)

Articles on British Literature (5)

Digital Humanities Projects (2)

Reviews (8)