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Dr. Cynthia Huff

Stevenson Hall - STV 333 D
Office Hours
4:00- 5:00 W
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Teaching Interests & Areas

Women’s Literature Globally
Victorian Literature
Feminist Theories
Life-Writing Animal Studies

Research Interests & Areas

Women’s’ Life, especially writing
Victorian culture and science and its impacts
Letters and diaries
Using life-writing as a pedagogical resource
Familial self-presentation
Animal Studies

Ph D English

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

MA History

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

BA English

The University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma

Book, Chapter

Ellison, Katherine and Huff, Cynthia. “Reading Our Foremothers: Victorian and Eighteenth-Century Literary Mothers and Millennial Readers.” Maternal Pedagogies: In and Outside the Classroom. Co-editors Deborah Byrd and Fiona Green. Ontario: Demeter Press, 2011. 171-182.


“Picturing a Family: The Galton Family Book Revisions History”. Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference. (2012)
“Curious Tensions: Commodity, Ideology, and Body in the Diaries of Marianne Brougham, 1798-1863”. British Women Writers Conference. (2011)
“His Master’s Voice: Animalographies, Life Narrative Studies, and the Posthuman”. University of Hawai’i. (2011)
“Inscribing Personal and Social Subjectivities: The Diaries of Marianne Brougham”. Modern Language Association. Modern Language Association. (2011)
The Contested Body in Autobiography Studies. Autobiography Across the Americas. (2011)