Elif S. Armbruster, PhD
Department of English
On Sabbatical Spring 2014
Office: Fenton Building, Rm. 330A
- PhD, Boston University
- MA, University of Southern Maine
- BA, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges (English and French)
- American Realism (1870-1920)
- The “International” Novel
- American Domestic Architecture (especially late 19th/early 20th century)
- American Consumer Culture
- Studies in the American Dream
- Women’s Literature
- African-American Literature
- Latino/a Literature in English
Domestic Biographies: Stowe, Howells, James, and Wharton at Home. New York: Peter Lang, 2011.
Work in Progress
Closer Than Blood: Edith Wharton, Mary Cadwalader Jones, and Beatrix Farrard
"Introduction," "Notes," "Based upon the Book," and "Chronology;" Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). Reprint; New York: Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2012.
“Introduction,” Edith Wharton, Summer (1917). Reprint; New York: Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2006.
Journal of Popular Culture, December, 2008
Mary Ann Mason & Eve Mason Ekman: Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers (2008).
Journal of Popular Culture, February, 2006
Dolores Hayden: Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000 (2003).
Journal of Popular Culture, August, 2004
Lisa Botshon and Meredith Goldsmith: Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s (2003).
Journal of Popular Culture, May, 2004
Christopher Byron: Martha, Inc.: The Incredible Story of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (2002) and Jerry Oppenheimer: Just Desserts—Martha Stewart: The Unauthorized Biography (1997).
New England American Studies Association
- President, 2013-2014
- Vice President, 2012-2013
- Treasurer, 2010-2012
- Council Member, 2008-present
Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
- Emerging Scholars Committee, 2011-2013 (Chair)
- Board Member, 2013-present
ENG 101 - Freshman English I
ENG 102 - Freshman English II
ENG 216 - 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 - Women Writers
ENG 424 - House of Wits: William, Henry, and Alice James
ENG 525H - Honors Seminar: Latina Literature
AMST 111 - Introduction to American Studies
WGS 111 - Introduction to Women's Studies
SF 148 - No Place Like Home: The American Home as a Cultural Symbol