Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth Evans


Assistant Teaching Professor, University Writing Program

B.A., The University of Puget Sound; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Postgraduate Research Fellow, the University of Warwick

Elizabeth Evans studies British and Anglophone literature and culture of the long twentieth century. Her book manuscript, Liminal London: Gender and Threshold Spaces in Narratives of Urban Modernity, examines gender and space in British modernism. Analyzing literature in the context of widespread debates about women’s increasing public presence as workers and pleasure seekers in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century city, it reconsiders modernist experimentation through the contested status of the modern woman. Evans is also working on issues of surveillance and aerial views in post-colonial British and Anglophone fiction. 

Evans’s teaching is deeply influenced by the interdisciplinary nature of her research and by her interest in identity construction and performance. Her course offerings in literature (she also teaches in the English Department) have included Narrating the Nation, Gender in Modernism, and Imagining the Modern City. She often teaches writing and rhetoric through the lens of identities, as they are dynamically shaped and reshaped at the crossroads of gender, race, class, and nation. In doing so, she strives to help students find and refine their own voice as they master rhetorical skills essential to academic success and, as importantly, to their contributions to public discourse beyond the classroom.

Recent Scholarly Activity
“Air War, Propaganda, and Woolf’s Anti-Tyranny Aesthetic.” Modern Fiction Studies. Forthcoming 2012. 
“Two Paths for Women’s Writing in Modernist Studies.” Special issue on “The Future of Women’s Literature in
     Modernist Studies.” Literature Compass. Forthcoming 2012. 
Editor (with Sarah Cornish), Woolf and the City: Selected Papers from the Nineteenth Annual Conference on  
     Virginia Woolf. Clemson University Digital Press, 2010.  
“‘We Are Photographers, Not Mountebanks!’: Spectacle, Commercial Space, and the New Public Woman.” 
     Amy Levy: Critical Essays. Ed. Naomi Hetherington and Nadia Valman. Athens, OH: Ohio UP, 2010. 

Contact Information
300 O'Shaughnessy Hall (Office Hours)
205 Coleman Morse (Mailbox)