Ellen Burton Harrington | Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator

Office: HUMB 260 | Office Hours: T/Th 1-2, W 9:30-11:30 and 1-3, by appointment
Phone: 460-7326
Email: eharrington@southalabama.edu
Graduate Program Information

Areas of Interest:

British Victorian literature, the work of Joseph Conrad, detective and sensation fiction, short story and novel genres, gender studies

Fall 2013 Classes:

EH 216.107 - Survey of British Literature II

EH 216.108 - Survey of British Literature II

EH 354 - The Nineteenth-Century Novel

Recent Publications:

Articles

"'Dead men have no children' in Conrad's 'The Idiots' and 'Amy Foster.'" Forthcoming in Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies.

"Suicide, Feminism, and 'the miserable dependence of girls' in 'The Idiots,' The Secret Agent, and Chance."The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 37.2 (2012): 50-66.

"Terror, Nostalgia, and the Pursuit of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock."The Transmedia Adventures of Sherlock. Eds. Kristina Busse and Louisa Stein. McFarland, 2012. 70-84.

"The 'test of feminine investigation' in Orczy's Lady Molly of Scotland Yard Stories." CLUES: A Journal of Detection 26.4 (2009): 24-34.

"Nation, Identity, and the Fascination with Forensic Science in Sherlock Holmes and CSI." International Journal of Cultural Studies 10.3 (2007): 365-82.

"The Female Offender, the New Woman, and Winnie Verloc in Conrad's The Secret Agent." The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 32.1 (2007).  Simultaneously published in The Secret Agent: Centennial Essay. Eds. A. H. Simmons & J. H. Stape Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007.

"From the Lady and the Law to the Lady Detective: Gender and Voice in Collins and Dickens." Storytelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative 6.1 (2006): 19-31.

"Failed Detectives and Dangerous Females: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle and the Detective Short Story." Journal of the Short Story in English 45 (2005): 13-28.

"The Anarchist's Wife: Joseph Conrad's Debt to Sensation Fiction in The Secret Agent." Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 36.1-2 (2004): 51-63.

"That 'Blood-Stained Inanity': Detection, Repression, and Conrad's The Secret Agent." Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 31:2 (1999): 114-19.

Books Edited

Scribbling Women and the Form of the Short Story: Approaches to American and British Short Fiction by Women Writers, a critical anthology of fourteen essays focusing on women American and British short fiction writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lang, 2008.

Reviews and Other Writing

Book Review of Homosexuality in the Life and Work of Joseph Conrad: Love Between the Lines. Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 42.1-2 (2010): 171-77.

Book Review of Modernism, Media, and Propaganda: British Narrative from 1900 to 1945. Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 42.1-2 (2010): 184-87.

Joseph Conrad's "Amy Foster." Companion to the British Short Story and Short Fiction. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Book Review of Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature and Conrad's Narratives of Difference: Not Exactly Tales for Boys. Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 36.3 (2004): 251-61.

"Shirley Ann Grau." Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Short Story Writers Since World War II. Eds. Patrick Meanor and Gwen Crane. Second Series. Detroit: Gale, 2000. 173-79.