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 Ruth  Hoberman

Ruth Hoberman

Professor of English

Office: 3755 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-6981
Email: rhoberman@eiu.edu
Summer Office Hours:  M 2:00-4:00 p.m.; W 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Ruth Hoberman’s 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) and Modernizing Lives: Experiments in English Biography, 1918-1939 (1987). Her essays have appeared in such journals as Twentieth Century Literature, Feminist Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Woolf Studies Annual. Her most recent book, Museum Trouble: Edwardian Fiction and the Emergence of Modernism, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2011.  


PhD, Columbia University

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Twentieth-century and contemporary British literature, museum and modernist studies, women’s studies.

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