Patricia E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of English and Humanities, School of Humanities

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Dr. Johnson is a specialist in Victorian literature and regularly teaches courses in nineteenth and twentieth century British literature, women’s studies, feminist criticism, and interdisciplinary humanities. She also serves as associate director of the School of Humanities and as coordinator of the Humanities Graduate Program, the English Program, and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program.   Dr. Johnson‘s research is focused on the novel and its representations of women and class issues. She is currently working on the poetry, fairy tales, and novels of British working-class writer Ethel Carnie Holdsworth.

Professional Affiliations

  • Modern Language Association
  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Society
Research Interests
Victorian literature
Women's writing
Working-class writing
The British novel