Lesley Goodman

Visiting Assistant Professor English
Nineteenth-century literature and culture, women's fiction, the novel, and theories and histories of reading.

Old Main, 203
Telephone: 651-696-6697

Raised in Maryland, Lesley Goodman gradually made her way north, attending Swarthmore College for her BA, followed by Harvard University for her MA and PhD in English literature. Her research and teaching interests include nineteenth-century literature and culture, women's fiction, the novel, and theories and histories of reading. She is currently working on a book about Victorian readers who became angry at authors for "mistreating" their own fictional characters.

2014-2015 Courses

  • 19th Century British Literature: Victorian Literature and the Global Imagination (230-01) Fall
  • The Brontes (331-01) Fall 
  • 19th Century British Novel (331-01) Spring 
  • Gendered, Feminist and Womanist Writings: Working Girl (362-01) Spring