Anne Wallace

Anne Wallace

Office: Curry 341


Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin-1989
M.A. University of Kansas-1984
B.A. University of Kansas-1977

Research Interests

Anne Wallace works primarily in 19th-century British literature and culture, with
specific interests in aesthetics, mobility, domesticity and labor, rural life, and the
intersections of literary and scientific discourse. In Romantic period literature she has
particularly engaged the writing of Charlotte Smith, Dorothy Wordsworth, William
Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and John Clare. Among Victorian writers
Wallace has most often focused on the Brontes, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens,
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy. Her secondary areas of
interest extend into poetry and the novel from the Restoration to the Great War, and
across the Atlantic to American 19th-century literature.

Since the publication of Sisters and the English Household, Wallace has begun a
project exploring the relationships among gothicism, realism, and evolutionary science.
She envisions “The Haunted Earth” as a series of linked articles, currently in the
planning and research stage.

Anne Wallace was Head of the English Department 2005-14 and Chair of the
Faculty Senate 2015-17. She has been active in the UNCG chapter of the American
Association of University Professors since that chapter was reactivated in 2011, serving
on the chapter’s Executive Committee 2011-14.

Selected Publications

  • “Interfusing Living and Non-Living in Charlotte Smith’s ‘Beachy Head.’” Romantic
    Theories of Life: Between Living and Non-Living. Ed. Noah Heringman and
    Richard Sha. Spec. Issue of The Wordsworth Circle 50.1 (Winter 2019): 1-19.
  • Sisters and the English Household: Domesticity and Women’s Autonomy in
    Nineteenth-Century English Literature. Anthem Press, 2018.
  • “Family and Friendship,” William Wordsworth In Context, ed. Andrew Bennett.
    Cambridge UP, 2015. Paperback 2017. 224-31.
  • “The Deceased Wife’s Sister Controversy”, 1835-1907. BRANCH: Britain,
    Representation and Nineteenth-Century History. Extension of Romanticism
    and Victorianism on the Net. Web. January 2012.
  • “Picturesque Fossils, Sublime Geology? The Crisis of Authority in Charlotte
    Smith’s Beachy Head.” European Romantic Review 13 (2002): 77-93.
  • “Nor in Fading Silks Compose’: Sewing, Walking and Poetic Labor in  Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh.” ELH 64 (1997): 223-256.
  • Walking, Literature, and English Culture: The Origins and Uses of Peripatetic in the Nineteenth Century. Oxford Clarendon 1993. Paperback 1994.

Awards and Honors

  • University Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Southern Mississippi, 2003.
  • Humanities Teacher Award, Mississippi Humanities Council, 1998.
  • Keats-Shelley Association Prize, for “Farming on Foot,” 1993.

Anne Wallace – CV


The Quotable Walker

Edited Collection by Anne Wallace

The Walker’s Literary Companion

Edited Collection by Anne Wallace