Rachel Hollander, Assistant Professor, joined the faculty in 2006. Prior to coming to St. Johns, she spent two years teaching English at the University of Texas at El Paso. Professor Hollander received her B.A. in English with High Honors from Swarthmore College in 1991, and her M.A. (1999) and Ph.D. (2004) from Rutgers University. She specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literature, especially the novel, and literary theory.
Dr. Hollander is currently completing a manuscript on ethics and representation in novels by George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and Virginia Woolf. She has published articles on Eliot’s Daniel Deronda and Woolf’s Jacob’s Room, and presented numerous papers on ethics and literature. She has also organized panels for the Modernist Studies Association annual meeting and the Modern Language Association convention. Professor Hollander’s teaching interests include the Victorian novel, late Victorian/Edwardian literature, Modernism, women’s literature, ethics of fiction, and literary theory.