Lise Sanders, associate professor of English literature and cultural studies, received her B.A. in Literature from Hampshire College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.
Her research and teaching interests include 19th- and 20th-century British literature and culture, feminist theory, women's social history, film studies and early film history, and mass culture.
Her articles include "The Failures of the Romance" (Modern Fiction Studies, March 2001), "'Indecent Incentives to Vice': Regulating Films and Audience Behavior from the 1890s to the 1910s," in Andrew Higson, ed. Young and Innocent? Cinema and Britain, 1896-1930 (University of Exeter Press, 2002), and "'Feminists Love a Utopia': Collaboration, Conflict, and the Futures of Feminism," in Stacy Gillis, Gillian Howie, and Rebecca Munford, eds. Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). She has also contributed to Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture.
Lise is co-editor (with Amy Binagman and Rebecca Zorach) of Embodied Utopias: Gender, Social Change, and the Modern Metropolis (Routledge, 2002), and author of Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920 (Ohio State University Press, 2006).
She is presently at work on two projects: a biography of a family of Victorian feminists, and a study of sex, class, and modernity in 1920s England.
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Recent and Upcoming Courses
HACU-0199: Division I/II Independent Projects in Humanities and Cultural Studies (Spring 2014)
HACU-0154: Introduction to Film Studies: The History of American Cinema 1895-1960 (Spring 2014)
HACU-0173: Sex, Science and the Victorian Body (Fall 2013)
HACU-0294: Joyce and Woolf in Context: British Literature Between the Wars (Fall 2013)