Department, St. John's Liberal Arts and Sciences
Staten Island Campus
DaSilva Hall, Room 315
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.