Professor of English Literature & Cultural Studies

Lise Sanders

Hampshire College Professor Lise Sanders
Lise Sanders
Professor of English Literature & Cultural Studies
Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Mail Code CS
Lise Sanders
Adele Simmons Hall 103
Teaching at Amherst College from Fall 2020-Spring 2022.
Lise Sanders, 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 at present working on two projects: a biography of a family of Victorian feminists, and a study of sex, class, and modernity in 1920s England.

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