Rita Bode

Rita BodeProfessor
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Durham Campus, (905) 435-5100, rbode@trentu.ca

Research Interests

19th- and early 20th-century British and American; 19th-century American women writers, and transatlantic studies; youth literature; novel; drama

Current Research Project

Anglo-American female literary tradition of the 19th and early 20th centuries

Selected Publications

L. M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature(s), co-editor with Jean Mitchell. McGill-Queen’s UP, 2018.

L. M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys: The Ontario Years, 1911-42, co-editor with Lesley D. Clement. McGill-Queen’s UP, 2015.

 “Introduction: Threshold Thinking,” Part I: “American Women’s Writing, Liminality, and Hybridity: Background and Contexts.” Liminality, Hybridity and American Women’s Literature: Thresholds in Women’s Writing, edited by Kristin J. Jacobson. Palgrave, 2018. 1-7.

“Between Silence and Speech: Willa Cather’s Speaking Bodies in My Ántonia.” In the Country of Lost Borders: New Critical Essays on _My Ántonia_,” edited by Stéphanie Durrans. Presses universitaires de Paris Nanterre, 2017. 107-25.

“Among the Prophets: Harriet Beecher Stowe and George Eliot in Italy.” Transatlantic Conversations: Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Encounters with Italy and the Atlantic World, co-edited by Beth L. Lueck, Sirpa Salenius, and Nancy Lusignan Schultz, U of New Hampshire P, 2017, pp. 118-135.

“Wharton’s Italian Women: ‘My Beloved Romola.’” Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism, co-edited by Meredith L. Goldsmith and Emily J. Orlando, UP of Florida, 2016, pp. 89-109.

“Belonging, Longing, and the Exile State in Harriet Beecher Stowe and George Eliot.” Transatlantic Women: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Great Britain, co-edited by Beth L. Lueck, Brigitte Bailey, and Lucinda L. Damon-Bach, U of New Hampshire P, 2012, pp. 188-207.

“Mother to Daughter: Muted Maternal Feminism in the Fiction of Sandra Cisneros.” Textual Mothers, Maternal Texts: Motherhood in Contemporary Women’s Literatures, co-edited by Elizabeth Podnieks and Andrea O’Reilly, Wilfred Laurier UP, 2010, pp. 377-91.

“A Case for the Re-covered Writer: Harriet Prescott Spofford’s Early Contributions to Detective Fiction.” CLUES: A Journal of Detection, vol. 26, no.1, 2007, pp. 23-36. [published in 2008]

“Narrative Revelations: Harriet Prescott Spofford’s ‘Amber Gods’ Revisited.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, vol. 50 no. 4, 2004, pp. 233-67. [published in 2006]

 “’Suckled by the sea:’ The Maternal in Moby-Dick.” Melville and Women, co-edited by Elizabeth Schultz and Haskell Springer, Kent State UP, 2006, pp. 181-98