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 ActivityProfileSites 1CORE deposits 2Following 11Followers 8Groups 12DiscussionsDocs Academic InterestsAmerican literatureFeminismLiteraturePolitical theoryQueer studiesRaceTheory Commons GroupsMLA2018 MLA Convention2019 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 deposited Spring 2013 Graduate Seminar:… in the group TM The Teaching of Literature deposited Spring 2013 Graduate Seminar:… in the group TC Women’s and Gender Studi… deposited Spring 2013 Graduate Seminar:… in the group TC Sexuality Studies deposited Spring 2013 Graduate Seminar:… in the group LLC 19th-Century American deposited Spring 2019 Graduate Seminar … in the group TM The Teaching of Literature Work Shared in CORESyllabiSpring 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).