Elizabeth Neiman

Assistant Professor
5752 Neville Hall, Room 217
Orono, Maine 04469-5752

Office Telephone: 207.581.3811

E-Mail: elizabeth.neiman@maine.edu

Office Hours – Spring 2018

On leave

Courses Taught

Core literature and writing courses in English (e.g. 101, 170, 212)
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 101; Also courses in the following areas, at both the undergraduate and graduate level:
Romantic-era literature
Victorian literature
Feminist and queer theory

Elizabeth Neiman is an Assistant Professor in both English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research interests include British Romanticism, history of the novel, feminist theory, and the digital humanities. Her current book project (on the popular Romantic-era publishing house, the Minerva Press) puts the work of popular female novelists back into conversation with canonical writers, from William Wordsworth to Mary Wollstonecraft to Percy Shelley. Professor Neiman teaches introductory courses in both WGS and English, as well as upper-level and graduate courses in British Romanticism, the Victorian era, and feminist and queer theory.

Publications (refereed)

A New Perspective on the Minerva Press’s “Derivative” Novels: Authorizing Borrowed Material, European Romantic Review (volume 26, issue 5, September 2015).

“Painting the Soul: A Complex Legacy of Romanticism in Edith Johnstone’s New Woman Novel, A Sunless Heart, 1894.” Women’s Writing (forthcoming).

Publications (other)

One Site Ranks Maine Fourth for Women but there is More to the Story.” Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine, April 1, 2016.

Cisgender is now in the dictionary: it reminds us to reflect on our gender.” Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine, July 10, 2015.

Lessons about Gender in Dress Codes.” Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine, October 3-4, 2015.

Neiman, M., J. M. Logsdon, and E. Neiman. 2015. “Asexual reproduction.” Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chichester, 2015.

“The Female Authors of the Minerva Press and “‘Copper Currency’”: Revaluing the Reproduction of ‘Immaculate-Born Minervas,’” Global Economies, Cultural Currencies of the Eighteenth Century, edited by Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz with Tara Czechowski. New York, AMS Press, 2012.