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College of Arts and Humanities

Ruth Jenkins


English | 559.278.4922 | Office: Peters Business Bldg. 448


  • Ph.D., English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 1988 (with distinction)
  • M.A.,  English, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1983
  • B.S.,   English Education, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1981

Courses Taught

Graduate courses:

  • Victorian Poetry and Fiction,
  • Major authors, including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy,
  • Victorian Literature and Colonialism, 
  • British Romantic Writers,
  • Feminist Theory and Criticism,
  • English Studies Methods,
  • Current Writing Theory and Instruction

Undergraduate courses: 

  • Adaptation: Austen and Brontë,
  • Adolescent Literacy,
  • Victorian Children’s Literature and Cultural Identity,
  • Autoethnography and Victorian Fiction,
  • British Romantic Poets and Female Discourse,
  • The Brontës,
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
  • The Rise of the Novel