Dr. Erica Delsandro
Instructor of English Composition
Erica Delsandro received her doctoral degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011. She also holds a M.A. in English Literature from Bucknell University in 2005 and a B.A. with honors in English Literature and History from Bucknell in 2002.
Office:319B Bakeless Center for the Humanities
Email:edelsand at bloomu dot edu
Office Phone: 570.389.4694
Office Hours: MW 1:00-3:00 p.m. and T 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Delsandro has recently completed a dissertation entitled “National History and the Novel in 1930s Britain.” Her works-in-progress include articles on Evelyn Waugh, Christopher Isherwood, and Virginia Woolf. She has published articles on Virginia Woolf and is a regular attendee of the annual Woolf conferences. Her research focuses on reassessing 1930s literature in the wake of new modernist studies, revealing the significance of interwar writing in problematizing traditional and ultimately restrictive understandings of British national and literary history. The decline of empire and the climax of war become lines of affiliation, not separation, when the literature of the 1930s is approached as an integral part of British history in the first half of the twentieth century, providing new perspectives on gender, literary, and national politics.
She has taught courses on twentieth-century literature, the modern novel, women writers, feminist and gender studies, queer theory, and the history of sexuality. Her research interests coalesce around the interwar novel in Britain, gender and national identity, and the intersection of historiography and literature
Foundations of College Writing