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Laura Callanan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

College Hall 631A
Phone: 412.478.6662


Ph.D., English, Emory University, 1999
M.A., English, University of Massachusetts, 1993
B.A., English, University of Massachusetts, 1989


Deciphering Race: White Anxiety, Racial Conflict, and the Turn to Fiction in Mid-Victorian English Prose. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

"Three Cheers for Eve: Feminism, Capitalism, and Artistic Subjectivity in Janet Fitch's White Oleander." Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 37.5 (July-August 2008): 495-518.

"Defining Expertise in the Interdisciplinary Classroom." Pedagogy 4.3 (2004) 385-400.

"Race and the Politics of Interpretive Disruption in Harriet Martineau's The Hour and the Man (1841)." Women's Writing 9:3 (2002) 415-433.

''So Help Me God, the Truth and Not the Truth: Hyper-Realism and the Taxonomy of Truth-Seeking in the Royal Commission's Inquiry into the 1865 Jamaica Rebellion." Victorians Institute Journal 30 (2002).

"The Seduction of Daniel Deronda." Women's Writing 3:2 (1996) 177-188.


Victorian Literature
The Novel
Trauma Studies
Gender Studies


"The Bad Girls of Fiction"
" 'For Love or Money': Romance in the Victorian Novel"
"The Victorian Novel"
"Writing the Memoir"