• Monica Cohen

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
    604 Philosophy Hall
    Office Hours:
    Wed 5:30pm-7:30pm


    B.A., Yale (1987); Ph.D., Columbia (1994). Monica Feinberg Cohen specializes in English narrative of the long nineteenth century and the nineteenth-century European novel.  Her teaching interests include Victorian cultural studies, novel and genre theory, and gender studies. Her book, Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel: Women, Work and Home, was published by Cambridge University Press in 1998. Her articles have appeared in Novel, Studies in the Novel, Victorian Literature and Culture, Dickens Studies Annual, The Dickens Quarterly, and Texas Studies in Language and Literature. She has contributed to the Oxford Bibliographies On-line, Victorian Women Novelists and the "Woman Question" (Cambridge University Press, 1999), The Encyclopedia of the Novel (Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998). She is a contributor to the MLA Guide to Teaching MANSFIELD PARK (forthcoming) and author of the introductions to the Barnes and Noble reprints of Emma (2012), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012), The Old Curiosity Shop (2009). She is the recipient of the 2009 Tony Hilfer Memorial Prize from Texas Studies in Literature and Language and is currently at work on a manuscript concerning Victorian literary piracy and pirate narratives.  She is an MLA Special Delegate representing Women in the Profession.