Elizabeth Womack

Elizabeth Womack
Associate Professor, English
Main Building, 312E
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063

Elizabeth Coggin Womack received her Ph.D. from Rice University. Her published scholarship explores Victorian literature and culture with a focus on urban poverty and women and gender studies. She especially enjoys the novels of Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry Mayhew, Anthony Trollope, and Wilkie Collins, but she also loves contemporary speculative fiction, particularly the work of Octavia Butler and N. K. Jemisin.

When not writing or teaching, Dr. Womack can often be found tromping through old Philadelphia cemeteries, either gardening or sketching.

Learn more about Brandywine's English major.

“Nineteenth-Century Auction Narratives and Compassionate Reading.” Victorian Review, vol. 43, no. 2, 2017, pp. 229–246.

“Window Gardening and the Regulation of the Home in Victorian Periodicals.” Victorian Periodicals Review, vol. 51, no. 2, 2018, pp. 26988.

 “Anticipated Ends, Atonement, and the Serialization of Gaskell’s North and South.” Dickens Studies Annual, vol. 48, 2017, pp. 23151.

“Walking in Henry Mayhew’s London.” In Walking Histories, 1800–1914, edited by Chad Bryant, Arthur Burns, and Paul Readman, Palgrave, 2016, 11537.

“Victorian Miser Texts and Potential Energy.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts, vol. 36, no. 5, 2014, pp. 56578.

“‘A Pledge out of Time’: Redemption and the Literary Pawnshop.” Victorian Literature and Culture, vol. 40, no. 2, 2012, pp. 451–67.

“Piercing the Public Sphere: Pompilia’s Rupture of the Public/Private Divide in Browning’s The Ring and the Book.” Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, vol. 119, 2011, pp. 11033.