Rebecca Jaroff, Ph.D.
Name: Rebecca Jaroff
Title: Assistant Professor of English
Office: Olin 316
Phone number: 610-409-3647
BA: Ursinus College
MA: University of Delaware
PhD: University of Delaware
Professor Jaroff regularly teaches American Literature, Literary Theory, Critical Methods and specializes in nineteenth-century American women writers. She is also interested in environmental criticism and plans to offer an interdisciplinary course called “The Place of Reading” in 2011/12. Jaroff enjoys mentoring students pursuing internships, independent studies, and honors projects.
Professor Jaroff research interests include the recovery of antebellum American women writers, in particular, Elizabeth Oakes Smith. Her theoretical approaches include feminism, eco-feminism, new historicism, and environmental criticism.
“I Almost Danced Over My Freedom”: Elizabeth Oakes Smith’s Liberation from the Literary Marketplace,” in Popular Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and the Literary Marketplace, ed. Earl Yarington and Mary DeJong, Oxford Scholars Press, 2008; “From Page to Stage: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching ‘The Philosophy of Composition’ Through Performing ‘The Raven,’” co-authored with Domenick Scudera, in MLA Approaches to Teaching Poe, MLA Press, 2008; and “Opposing Forces: (Re) Playing Pocahontas and the Politics of Indian Removal on the Antebellum Stage.” Comparative Drama 40.4 (2007): 483-504.