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ROBYN R. WARHOL

Professor and Chair
English
Arts & Sciences
Phone:(802)656-3056
Email Address:Robyn.Warhol@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107 leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty:19th-century women's and British novels; feminist literary criticism
Biography:Warhol is the author of "Having a Good Cry," an exploration of the cultural bias against sentimentality in serialized novels, films, episodic television and soap operas; Gendered Interventions: Narrative Discourse in the Victorian Novel (1989); and co-editor of Feminisms: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism (1991; 2nd ed. 1997). She has published essays on feminism, narrative theory and 19th-century authors including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Jacobs, the Brontė sisters, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and Jane Austen. She has just completed a new book which is now in press, *Having a Good Cry: Effeminate Feelings and Popular Forms*, including discussions of Victorian novels, contemporary serial fiction, and the daytime television soap opera. Another recent article analyzes the discourses of alcoholism in Victorian fiction and in contemporary popular culture. She is heading a team of editors for a new anthology, *Women's Writing Worldwide in English*, for use in women's studies and literature courses with a global scope. Warhol earned her doctoral degree at Stanford University and joined UVM in 1983.