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Dr. Robin L. Cadwallader

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Title: Professor of English
School: Arts & Letters
Academic Department: Literature and Languages
Phone: 814-472-3342
E-mail: rcadwallader@francis.edu
Office Location: Scotus Hall 311

Education

  • Ph.D. and M.A., English (Literature) - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., English (Secondary Education concentration/certification) - Saint Francis University

Biography

I was a non-traditional undergraduate student who worked full time--sometimes multiple jobs--while pursuing my bachelor's degree and raising a family. Today, I enjoy teaching non-traditional and traditional students, as well as researching, writing, and editing. I have published on women authors and nineteenth-century culture, an edited edition of a religious autobiography written by a local woman in the nineteenth century, and an anthology of Civil War era stories by Rebecca Harding Davis. I am currently working on an edited collection of essays on nineteenth-century women writers and evangelicalism and an edition of Rebecca Harding Davis's business letters.

Academic & Professional Specializations

  • nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American women writers
  • literature and culture
  • scholarly writing and editing

Teaching Interests

  • women's literature
  • charity and benevolence in literature
  • religion in literature
  • social justice issues in literature
  • working-class literature
  • children's/young adult literature
  • literary theory
  • scholarly writing
Edited Books
  • Saving the World: Girlhood and Evangelicalism in the Nineteenth Century. Ed. Allison Giffen and Robin L. Cadwallader. Under review.
  • The Daughter of Affliction: A Memoir of the Protracted Sufferings and Religious Experience of Miss Mary Rankin. Ed. Robin L. Cadwallader; Afterword, Robin L. Cadwallader. RMTK, 2014. (Find it on Amazon.)
  • Rebecca Harding Davis: The Civil War Years. Ed. Sharon M. Harris and Robin L. Cadwallader. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2010. Includes a selection of Davis’s writings, a brief biography (Harris), and a critical analysis of the works (Cadwallader). (Find it on Amazon.)
Articles
  • “Welsh Immigrants in American Literature and Life: Two Views of Life in the Iron-Mills.” Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review 59 (2013): 1-14.
  • “Rebecca Harding Davis and Her Bees.” Rebecca Harding Davis Society Newsletter. 2011.
  • “American Social Movements and Film.” Movies in American History. Ed. Philip C. DiMare. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2011. 1086-91.
  • Legacy Reprint: “Ida M. Tarbell’s ‘Women in Journalism.’” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 27.2 (2010): 412-15.
  • On Culture: “Flower Missions: Women and Charitable Work in Nineteenth-Century America.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 26.2 (2008): 377-87.
  • “Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Women’s Clothing or Why Women Need Clothing Options–Then and Now.” Pennsylvania English 29.1&2 (2006-2007): 16-32.
Encyclopedia Entries
  • “Nineteenth-Century American Women Social Activists: Woman’s Rights.” Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism. New York: Gale, 2015. 169-320. Print. Advisor for this volume. Researched and recommended criticisms, wrote annotations for further readings, proofed entry
  • “Nineteenth-Century American Women Social Activists: Labor.” Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism. New York: Gale, 2015. 1-75. Print. Advisor for this volume. Researched and recommended criticisms, wrote annotations for further readings, proofed entry
  • “Nineteenth-Century American Women Social Activists: Temperance.” Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism. Vol. 310. New York: Gale, 2015. 77-166. Print. Advisor for this volume. Researched and recommended criticisms, wrote annotations for further readings, proofed entry
  • “Nineteenth-Century American Women Social Activists: Indian Rights.” Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism. Vol. 300. New York: Gale, 2015. 165-324. Print. Advisor for this volume. Researched and recommended criticisms, wrote annotations for further readings, proofed entry
  • “Nineteenth-Century American Women Social Activists: Emancipation.” Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism. Vol. 300. New York: Gale, 2015. 1-164. Print. Advisor for this volume. Researched and recommended criticisms, wrote annotations for further readings, proofed entry
Select Conference Presentations
  • "Rebecca Harding Davis and the Tradition of Children's Literature." American Literature Association. Boston, 2015.
  • "Something for Everyone: Series Books Come of Age in Ameica." Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association. Atlantic City, 2013.
  • "Rereading Jewett's 'A White Heron.'" Return of the Text. Lemoyne College, 2013.

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