Dr. Elizabeth A. Way

Visiting Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Contact Information:

Office: Tribble A122 (in A105)
Phone: 336-758-4174
Email: wayea@wfu.edu
Personal Website


Ph.D.: University of Georgia, English
M.A.: Durham University (England), English Literary Studies
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies: University of North Carolina-Greensboro
B.A.: Wake Forest University, English

WGS Courses:

WGS 622/221: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGS 377/ENG 340: Studies in Women and Literature
ENG 651/351 Studies in Romanticism: Gender and the Global Gothic

Professional/Research Focus:

19th-Century British Literature and Culture
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Gothic
Literature and Science

Selected Publications:


Romantic Compositions: Genre, Authority, and Sincerity in Women’s Writing, 1790-1836. (in progress)


“‘Stuck through with a pin, and beautifully preserved’: Curating the Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861).” Biographical Misrepresentations of British Women Writers: A Hall of Mirrors and the Long Nineteenth Century. Ed. Brenda Ayres. New York: Palgrave, 2017. 151-72.

“Working Matters: Sculpture, Slavery, and the Sonnet in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Hiram Powers’ ‘Greek Slave.’” Victorians Institute Journal’s Digital Annex 43 (2015).

“Teaching Mary Seacole in a First-Year Writing Seminar.” Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature. Ed. Supriya M. Nair. Options for Teaching Series. New York: MLA, 2012. 380-404. Reprinted in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 305 (March 2015): 306-16.

Review, The Female Philosopher and Her Afterlives: Mary Wollstonecraft, the British Novel, and the Transformations of Feminism, 1796–1811. By Deborah Weiss. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Keats-Shelley Journal. (Forthcoming)

Review, Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach. By Melissa J. Gillis and Andrew T. Jacobs. New York: OUP, 2017. For Oxford University Press.

Review, Fresh Strange Music: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Language, by Donald S. Hair, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. Victorians Institute Journal 43 (2015): 255-60.

“Mary Seacole.” Volume Advisor. Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Gale Cengage Learning. Vol. 305 (March 2015): 193-326.

Review, Playing to the Crowd: London Popular Theatre, 1780-1830, by Frederick Burwick, New York: Palgrave, 2011 for Romanticism 20.2 (July 2014): 200-02.

Review, Gothic Realities: The Impact of Horror Fiction on Modern Culture, by L. Andrew Cooper, Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010 for Gothic Studies 15.2 (November 2013): 114-16.

Review, That Line of Darkness: The Shadow of Dracula and the Great War, by Robert A. Douglas, Kingston, Ontario: Encompass, 2011. Gothic Studies. (Forthcoming)

Additional Information
Episode 5: Gothic Literature for Humanities Viewpoints: A Podcast from the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute