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Judith Wilt

newton college alumnae professor emerita

Judith Wilt

Judith Wilt has degrees from Duquesne University and Indiana University and taught at Princeton before coming to Boston College in 1978. She was a founding member of the Women's Studies Program, chair of the English Department from 1990-1996, and became the Newton College Alumnae Chair in Western Culture in 2002. She teaches and writes on nineteenth century British fiction, women's writing, religion and literature, and popular culture genres, especially Gothic fiction. Recent courses and book length publications are listed below.

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Courses


Previous Courses


  • EN 354 - The Novels of Dickens - Course syllabus
  • EN 481 - Woolf/Hemingway - Course syllabus
  • EN 584 - Seminar: Science Fiction: Past Futures - Course syllabus
  • EN 599 - Ayn Rand and Her Contemporaries: A Readings and Research Course


EN 827 - Master Narratives/Fielding to Lessing



Women Writers and the Hero of Romance
Secret Leaves
Behind Her Times
Ghosts of the Gothic
Abortion, Choice and Contemporary Fiction
The Readable People of George Meredith

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