Lesley Goodman, Ph.D. – Albright College

Lesley Goodman, Ph.D.

Lesley Goodman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Masters Hall 113

Ph.D., English, Harvard University
M.A., English, Harvard University
B.A., English, Swarthmore College

Areas of Expertise

  • Nineteenth-century British literature
  • The novel
  • Reading history and theory
  • Narrative theory
  • Women’s writing and feminism
  • Contemporary African fiction

Courses Taught

FYS 100G: Growing Up with Harry Potter
ENG 102H: Writing about Texts
ENG 202: British Literature from 1780
ENG 236: Afro-Caribbean Literature
ENG 368: Victorian Literature
ENG 372: British Literature to 1890
ENG 373: Modern British Fiction
SYN 302: Reading about Reading


  • “‘No, Thank You’: Polite Anger from Christina Rossetti to Christine Blasey Ford.” Victorian Studies 62:2 (July 2020)
  • “The Shades of Our Grandmothers: New Women, Old Mothers, and Generational Thinking.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 14.1 (Spring 2018)
  • “Disappointing Fans: Fandom, Fictional Theory, and the Death of the Author.” Journal of Popular Culture 48:4 (August 2015)
  • “Rebellious Identification; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Arabella.” Narrative 18:2 (May 2010)