Lesley Goodman, Ph.D. – Albright College

Lesley Goodman, Ph.D.

Lesley Goodman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English and Department Chair
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
  • Literature of the British Empire

Courses Taught

ENG 101: Composition
ENG 102: Writing about Texts
ENG 202: British Literature from 1780
ENG 236: Afro-Caribbean Literature
ENG 368: Victorian Literature
ENG 369: Sex in Modern British Fiction
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)