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Dr. Dagni A Bredesen

Dr. Dagni A Bredesen

Professor of English and Women's Studies, Director of Faculty Development

Office: 1116 - Booth Library
Phone: 217-581-7051
Email: dabredesen@eiu.edu
Fall 2015 Office Hours:  T 12:45-1:45 p.m. & W 1:45-2:45 p.m. (CH 3556 or Booth 1116)

Dagni Bredesen's research and teaching interests include 19th century British studies and South African literature. She recently edited and introduced a new edition of the first works in British fiction to feature professional women detectives--The Female Detective (1864) and Revelations of a Lady Detective (1864)-- published by Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints. Her scholarly writing has appeared in such journals as Victorian Review and Clues: A Journal of Detection, as well as in a collection of essays Remaking Queen Victoria (Cambridge University Press). Dr. Bredesen has led study abroad programs for Eastern students to both Cape Town, South Africa, and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.  In addition to her work in the English Department, Dr. Bredesen serves as the Director of Faculty Development.


PhD, University of Washington (1999)


Nineteenth-century British studies, South African literature, post-colonial literature.

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