Department of English

Tiffany Gilbert

Associate Professor

Department ChairTiffany Gilbert
Morton Hall 163


Ph.D University of Virginia
M.A. Clemson University
B.A. The College of William and Mary

Academic Interests

Professor Gilbert does research in twentieth-century American cultural and literary studies. Her other interests include women and gender studies, film, and nineteenth-century British literature and culture.

Courses Taught

ENG 205: Approaches to the Study of Literature
ENG 290 (Honors): Lit Chicks and Chick Flicks: Representations of Women in Popular Culture
ENG 390: Studies in Literature
ENG 561: Topics in American Literature
ENG 580: Studies in Literature

Major Publications

  • Gilbert, Tiffany. "After Auschwitz, Connecticut?: Dreams and Disappointments in Midtwentieth Century American Literature." Critical Insights: The American Dream. Ed. Keith Newlin. Pasadena, CA.: Salem Press, 2013. 168-188.

  • Gilbert, Tiffany. "Consuming Men: Male Friendship and the Vampiric Impulse in Bram Stoker's Dracula and Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley." Philological Review (forthcoming)

  • Gilbert, Tiffany. "The Madness of Susan Traherne: Adapting David Hare's
    Plenty." Modern British Drama on the Screen. Ed. R. Barton Palmer. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013. (forthcoming)

  • Gilbert, Tiffany. "The Queering of Memory: Nostalgia and Desire in James Baldwin's 'Going to Meet the Man.'" Critical Insights: James Baldwin. Ed. Morris Dickstein. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010. 239-253.

  • "'No more weepin' and wailin': Sounds of Blackness and Divadom in Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life." Screening Noir 2.1 (2008)
  • "Verdi's Byronic Shakespeare: Evolving Heroisms in the Opera Otello (1887)." Interdisciplinary Humanities 25.1 (2008): 99-110.
  • "American Iconoclast: Carmen Jones and the Revolutionary Divadom of Dorothy Dandridge." Women's Studies Quarterly 33 (2005): 234-249.