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 11 members View ProfileActivitySites 1CORE deposits 6Following 11Followers 10Groups 16DiscussionsDocs Academic InterestsAmerican literatureFeminismLiteraturePolitical theoryQueer studiesRaceTheory Commons GroupsHCAmerican LiteratureLGBTQ StudiesScience Fiction and the Posthuman: A Six-Week UnitMLA2018 MLA Convention2019 MLA Convention2020 MLA ConventionExecutive Committee MembersLLC 19th-Century AmericanLLC 20th- and 21st-Century AmericanLLC African American ForumLLC 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 created the group Science Fiction and the Posth… deposited in the group TC Race and Ethnicity Studies deposited Genre and White Supremacy in … in the group LLC Late-19th- and Early-20th… deposited Genre and White Supremacy in … in the group LLC African American Forum deposited Genre and White Supremacy in … in the group LLC 20th- and 21st-Century Am… Work Shared in COREArticlesCampus Novels and the Nation of PeersCampus Novels and the Nation of PeersJewett’s Natural History of SexualityBook sectionsGenre and White Supremacy in the Postemancipation United States, IntroductionSyllabiSpring 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).