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Ruth Hoberman

Ruth Hoberman

Office: 3755 - Coleman Hall
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Ruth Hoberman completed her PhD in English at Columbia University. Her areas of teaching and research include modern British literature and women’s studies. In 2006, she was named Eastern’s Distinguished Faculty Member. She is the co-editor, with Kathryn N. Benzel, of Trespassing Boundaries: Virginia Woolf’s Short Fiction (2004) and the author of Gendering Classicism: The Ancient World in Twentieth-Century Women’s Historical Fiction (1997), Modernizing Lives: Experiments in English Biography, 1918-1939 (1987), and Museum Trouble: Edwardian Fiction and the Emergence of Modernism (2011).  Her essays have appeared in such journals as Twentieth Century Literature, Feminist Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Woolf Studies Annual.