Shari P Goldberg Associate Professor of English

Areas of specialization

  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture
  • Care and Care Practices
  • Illness and Disability
  • History of Psychology, especially Hypnotism and Trauma
  • Witnessing and Human Rights
  • Literary Theory
  • Restivism: the advocacy of rest, through restorative means

Selected publications

Quiet Testimony: A Theory of Witnessing from Nineteenth-Century American Literature New York: Fordham University Press, 2013. Published as part of the American Literatures Initiative.

"Reading Wharton with Pain: On Rest, Practices, and Care." Forthcoming in Literature and Medicine (Fall 2022).

"Invisible Illness." J19 9.1 (Spring 2021): 121-128.

"Newland Archer's Doubled Consciousness: Wharton, Psychology, and Narrational Form." Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence: New Centenary Essays, ed. Arielle Zibrak. Bloomsbury, 2020. 99-114.

"Advanced Pain Studies." Avidly, a channel of The Los Angeles Review of Books, July 2 2020.

"A New Chapter in the Story of Trauma: Narratives of Bodily Healing from 1860s America."  American Literature 91.4 (December 2019): 721-749.

"Henry James's Black Dresses: Mourning without Grief." Nineteenth-Century Literature  (March 2018): 515-538.

"Hanging Fire, or A New Ontology for Poynton." The Henry James Review 37 (Winter 2016): 51-63.

“Believing in Maud-Evelyn: Henry James and the Obligation to Ghosts.” American Impersonal: Essays with Sharon Cameroned. Branka Arsic. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

“From Quietism to Quiet Politics: Inheriting Emerson’s Antislavery Testimony.” Paragraph 31.3 (November 2008): 281-302.

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