Maribel W. Molyneaux, Ph.D.
B.A., La Salle University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
My three major areas of teaching interest begin with Victorian literature and culture, especially the British industrial novel and the works of Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Bronte. I also teach literary theory and criticism, beginning with Plato but placing particular emphasis on the philosophical, political, and historical positions of contemporary theorists and critics; and multicultural literature, focusing on writers from marginalized American cultures — Native American, African-American, and Jewish-American — and from Latin American, and Asian cultures. In addition to teaching introductory literature, writing, and Honors courses, I also regularly teach Women's Studies courses.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
Recent and current projects include coordinating the Summer Writing Workshop, a paper on the work of Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko, a paper on issues of women and work in the nineteenth century, and an article on the novels of British writer Charlotte Turner Smith. I have been Coordinator of the Freshman Experience Program since 1993.