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Barbara Tilley

Research Interests

19th Century British literature and culture; women’s and trans/gender studies; political movements in the nineteenth century, particularly socialism; writing pedagogy; developmental writing; food and cultural studies. 

Courses Recently Taught

  • WRD 102: Basic Writing II
  • WRD 103: Rhetoric and Composition I
  • WRD 104: Rhetoric and Composition II

Recent Scholarship

  • Reprint edition with introduction, notes, and appendices of Emma Frances Brooke’s A Superfluous Woman (1894). Under contract with Victorian Secrets Press (Accepted and forthcoming).
  • “What is ‘woman?: Transsexual Love in Different for Girls (1996)” in Fashionable Films and the Endless Cutting Edge. Ed. Anthony Hughes, Cambridge Scholars Press (2008). 


  • “Murder, Mayhem, Clues and Crimes: the Whodunit in the Composition Classroom.” Allerton English Articulation Conference, Monticello, Illinois (April 2013). 
  • “Weird Food in the Composition Classroom.” Florida College English Association, Winter Park, Florida (October 2010).