Educational Background

  • B.A., Bucknell University
  • M.A., Bucknell University
  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Gender studies and feminism, queer theory and the history of sexuality
  • Modern literature, the gender politics of authorship, women writers

Current Projects

Erica is currently working on a co-edited collection entitled Women Writers and the Making of Modernism and a series of three articles each pairing the modernist author Virginia Woolf with a more contemporary author through the lens of feminism and gender politics. She is in the early stages of a manuscript exploring the modernism of Djuna Barnes, Mina Loy, and Jean Rhys.


  • FOUN 98, From Fairy Tales to Playboy Bunnies
  • WMST 150, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
  • WMST 225, Modernism on the Margins: Class, Race, and Sexuality
  • WMST 234/UNIV, Social Justice Dialogues
  • WMST 266, Feminist Literary Theory: Women Writing / Writing Women
  • ENLS 288, The Literature of Downton Abbey
  • WMST 325, History of Sexuality
  • WMST 400, Senior Seminar

Selected Publications

Women Writers and Community: The Making of Modernism, co-editor, under contract, University Press Florida, anticipated publication 2020

"What Would Lady Mary Do?: Teaching the Modern Novel in the Wake of Downton Abbey," Pedagogy, 17.3, 2017.  

"R. G. Collingwood and Autobiography: Historical Thinking, Political Action, and Writing in the 1930s," Clio, 45:3, Summer 2016.  

"1930s Woolf," guest editor, Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Spring 2015.  

"Modernism and Memorials: Virginia Woolf and Christopher Isherwood," Woolf Writing the World: Selected Papers from the 24th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf.  Ed. Pamela Caughie and Diana Swanson.  Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, May 2015.  

"'Drawn from our Island History': Virginia Woolf, Nancy Mitford, and the Politics of Pageantry," Woolf and the Commonwealth: Selected Papers from the 23rd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf.  Ed. Helen Wussow & Mary Ann Gillies. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2014.          

"In the Classroom: Virginia Woolf and the Possibilities of Queer History."  Virginia Woolf Miscellany. 82, 2012.  

"To 'make that country our own country': The Years, Novelistic Historiography, and the 1930s."  Woolf and the City: Selected Papers from the 19th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf.  Clemson University Press, 2010.  

"Flights of Imagination: Aerial Views, Narrative Perspectives, and Global Perceptions."  Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, Internationalism: Selected Papers from the 17th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf.  Clemson University Press, 2008.  

"'Myself—it was impossible': Queering History in Between the Acts.Woolf Studies Annual.  Volume 13, 2007.  


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