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Emily Allen

Emily Allen

Associate Professor // English

Associate Professor // SIS

Affiliated Faculty // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies // SIS

Office and Contact

Room: HEAV 426


Phone: (765) 494-4116

Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1996


British Literature

Research Areas:
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, gender studies, and culture studies

Emily Allen is an Associate Professor of English, with specialization in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, gender studies, and cultural studies. She is a member of Purdue's programs in Theory & Culture Studies, Women's Studies, and Comparative Literature. Her first book, Theater Figures: The Production of the Nineteenth-Century British Novel, was published by The Ohio State University Press in 2003. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Eighteenth-Century Studies, Studies in Romanticism, Victorian Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Modern Fiction Studies. Professor Allen teaches undergraduate courses on nineteenth-century literature, the British novel, gender and literature, decadence, and the gothic. She has taught graduate seminars on the rise of the novel, the nineteenth-century novel, Victorian actresses, late-Victorian and Edwardian fiction, fin-de-siècle culture, and the sensation novel. She is currently working on two book projects: "Royal Wedding: Class, Crowds, and Nation in Victorian Britain," and "Byron and the Constitution of the British Novel," the latter co-authored with Dino Felluga.