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English

Bernice E. Gallagher

Director of Writing Programs, Emerita

Specialization

Nineteenth Century American Literature
Creative Writing

Interests

Nineteenth Century American Literature
Chicago/Midwestern Writers
Nineteenth Century Chicago
Women Writers 

Education

PhD Northwestern University
MLS Lake Forest College
BA Barat College

Courses Taught

First-Year Studies 173: Nineteenth Century American Women Writers
English 204: Nineteenth Century American Literature
English 235: Introduction to Creative Writing
English 330: Advanced Non-Fiction Writing

Books

Illinois Women Novelists in the Nineteenth Century (University of Illinois Press, 1994)

Articles

Original essay, “Engaging the Arts in Society:  Illinois Women Novelists at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago,” in The International Journal of the Arts in Society (New York: Common Ground Publishers), Volume 3, March 2007, 69-78.

Original essay, “Illinois Women Novelists at the Woman’s Building Library,” in Libraries and Culture: The Woman’s Building Library at the World’s Columbian Exposition (University of Texas Press), Volume 41, # 1, Winter 2006, 109-132.

Original essay and book review of Without Benefit of Clergy:  Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture, by Karin E. Gedge (Oxford University Press:  2003), in Spectrum, Fall 2004.

Original essay and book review of The Historical Encyclopedia of American Women, Second Edition, by Frances Kavenish (2002), in Spectrum, Summer 2002.

Original essay, “Mary Hartwell Catherwood,” in Women Building Chicago 1790-1990, Ed. Rima Lunin Schultz and Adele Hast (Indiana University Press, 2001), 148-151.

Original essay, “Clara Louise Root Burnham,” in Women Building Chicago 1790-1990, Ed. Rima Lunin Schultz and Adele Hast (Indiana University Press, 2001), 129-131.

Original essay and book review of Kate M. Cleary: A Literary Biography with Selected Works, by Susanne K. George,” in The Annals of Iowa: A Quarterly Journal of History (State Historical Society of Iowa), Spring 1998, 51-52.

Original essay and book review of The Prairie in Nineteenth Century American Poetry, by Steven Olson,” in The Annals of Iowa: A Quarterly Journal of History (State Historical Society of Iowa), Fall 1995, 347-348.

Invited Lectures

“Arts of Engagement:  Illinois Women Novelists at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago,” International Conference on the Arts in Society, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 16, 2006.

“Reading in the White City:  Illinois Women Novelists at the Woman’s Building Library of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago,” American Studies Association Annual International Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 4, 2005.

The American Association of University Women, Lake Forest, Illinois, September 6, 2000, “Novel Writing and Reading: Nineteenth Century Chicago Women”

The Friday Club, Chicago, Illinois, February 19, 1999, “Nineteenth Century Chicago Women Fiction Writers”

The Caxton Club, Chicago, Illinois, January 21, 1998, “Illinois Women Novelists at the Women’s Building Library, 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago”

Highland Park High School, Highland Park, Illinois, April 24, 1996, “Writing Across the Curriculum at the Small Liberal Arts College”

North Suburban Public Library Association, Northbrook, Illinois, November 16, 1995, “Life as Art: Edith Wharton, Lily Bart and The House of Mirth

The Newberry Library, Chicago Area Women’s History Conference, Chicago, Illinois, December 7, 1990, “Themes in the Fiction of Nineteenth Century Illinois Women Writers

Northwest Suburban Public Library Association, Film Studies Series, Libertyville, Illinois, March 6, 1990, “Realism vs. Romanticism in the Film Heartland

Awards and Honors

Award of Superior Achievement, The Illinois Historical Society, April 22, 1995, for Illinois Women Novelists in the Nineteenth Century (University of Illinois Press 1994)