Margaret Stetz

Publicity Photo of Margaret Stetz
Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies
Professor of Humanities in the Department of Women and Gender Studies
34 W. Delaware Avenue
Newark, DE 19716

Margaret D. Stetz is the Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies and Professor of Humanities in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware. In March 2015, she was named by the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education to its annual list of the “Top 25 Women in Higher Education.” As well as being the author of volumes such as Gender and the London Theatre, 1880–1920 and Facing the Late Victorians, based on her exhibition work in nineteenth-century print culture, she has published more than 100 scholarly essays on subjects ranging from fashion studies to publishing history. The most recent include a chapter on steampunk for the volume Neo-Victorian Cities (Brill-Rodopi, 2015) and one on aesthetic dress for Crossings in Text and Textile (University Press of New England, 2015). Her essay on Gissing’s New Grub Street and W. Robertson Nicoll’s late-Victorian magazine, The Bookman, appears in the journal Victorian Periodicals Review (2015) and her essay on late-Victorian transatlantic women’s comic works and their illustrations appears in Studies in American Humor (2015). Also published in 2015 was an essay on portraiture in the journal Nineteenth-Century Studies, and one on late-Victorian versus neo-Victorian masculinities in the journal Victoriographies, along with her article on “Fashion and Literature” for the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Her essay on dress in women’s Holocaust narratives will appear in the volume Long Shadows (Northwestern University Press) in 2016.  She has been curator or co-curator of twelve exhibitions on gender, art, literature, and print culture, including “Everything Is Going on Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia,” for The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia in Spring 2015, and she is scheduled to be co-curator in 2016, with Mark Samuels Lasner, of an exhibition at the Central Library in Liverpool (UK) commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of the writer Richard Le Gallienne.