Newton College Alumnae Professor Emerita
Judith Wilt worked full time as a journalist during her college years at Duquesne University and holds a PhD in English from Indiana University. She taught at Princeton before coming to Boston College in 1978, where she was a founding member of the Women’s Studies Program, chair of the English Department in the 1990’s, and became the Newton College Alumnae Chair in Western Culture in 2002. She teaches and writes on nineteenth century British fiction, women writers, religion and literature, and popular culture genres, with a newer interest in Neo-Victorian studies.
She retired in 2011, teaches one course a year, and is currently secretary of the BC Association of Retired Faculty.