Travis M. Foster Associate Professor, American Literature; Academic Director, Gender and Women's Studies Villanova U Commons username: @travisfoster Twitter handle: travismfoster travisfoster.hcommons.org Following 12 members View ActivityProfileSites 1CORE deposits 5Following 12Followers 9Groups 13DiscussionsDocs Academic InterestsAmerican literatureFeminismLiteraturePolitical theoryQueer studiesRaceTheory Commons GroupsMLA2018 MLA Convention2019 MLA Convention2020 MLA ConventionDelegate AssemblyLLC 19th-Century AmericanLLC 20th- and 21st-Century AmericanLLC African AmericanLLC Early AmericanLLC Late-19th- and Early-20th-Century AmericanTC Race and Ethnicity StudiesTC Sexuality StudiesTC Women’s and Gender StudiesTM The Teaching of Literature Recent Commons Activity joined the group 2020 MLA Convention deposited in the group LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th… deposited Campus Novels and the Nation … in the group LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Am… deposited Campus Novels and the Nation … in the group LLC 19th-Century American deposited Campus Novels and the Nation … in the group TC Race and Ethnicity Studies Work Shared in COREArticlesCampus Novels and the Nation of PeersCampus Novels and the Nation of PeersJewett’s Natural History of SexualitySyllabiSpring 2013 Graduate Seminar: Sex Before SexologySpring 2019 Graduate Seminar Syllabus: Literature of the American Civil Wars Other PublicationsArticles “Jewett’s Natural History of Sexuality.” History of the Present 5.2 (2015): 169 – 186. “Campus Novels and the Nation of Peers.” ALH 26.3 (2014): 462-483. “Grotesque Sympathy: Lydia Maria Child, White Reform, and the Embodiment of Urban Space.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 56.1 (2010): 1-32. “Ascendant Obtuseness and Aesthetic Perception in The House of Mirth.” The Edith Wharton Review 23.1 (2007): 1-8. (2007 Edith Wharton Essay Prize Winner.) “Matthiessen’s Public Privates: Homosexual Expression and the Aesthetics of Sexual Inversion.” American Literature 78.3 (2006): 235-62. Book Chapters “Nineteenth-Century Queer Literature,” in The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literature, ed. Scott Herring (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015). “How to Read: Regionalism and the Ladies’ Home Journal,” in The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature, ed. Russ Castronovo (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).