Departmental Directory

Beth Newman

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Cornell University


Beth Newman’s work is in Victorian literature, primarily fiction.  Her book, Subjects on Display, draws upon feminist and psychoanalytic theory in the interpretation of nineteenth-century British novels.  More recent, developing interests include ideas and attitudes towards language in nineteenth-century British literature and society; the industrial novel; Victorian poetry and poetics.



Courses taught

  • Literature, Culture, and Industry (Victorian Lit.)
  • The Brontës
  • Feminist Theory
  • Poetry

Publications (selected)

  • Subjects on Display: Psychoanaylsis, Social Expectation, and Victorian Femininity (Ohio U P, 2005)
  • Jane Eyre (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series) (Bedford, 1996)
  • Wuthering Heights (Broadview Press, forthcoming)