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Angie Blumberg

Angie Blumberg



Angie Blumberg

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8002 Haley Center

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Wednesday 12:30-3:30 pm


Ph.D. in English, Saint Louis University

M.A. in Victorian Studies, University of Leicester, UK

About Me

Angie Blumberg earned her Ph.D. in English in May 2017 from Saint Louis University (SLU), specializing in nineteenth and early twentieth century British and Irish literature and culture. At SLU, she earned the Fournier Award in Teaching Excellence, awarded annually to the top graduate student instructor in the English Department. After completing a Visiting Fellowship at the DePaul Humanities Center (Chicago, IL) in Spring 2018, she came to Auburn as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the English Department. She was awarded the Postdoctoral Teaching Award in January 2021. Angie is now a Lecturer. Her first monograph, British Literature and Archaeology, 1880-1930, came out with Manchester University Press in 2022. The book uncovers archaeology at the center of debates about gender and sexuality, aesthetic form, authenticity, and the First World War.

Research Interests

19th and 20th century British and Irish literature and cultural history; gender and sexuality studies; aestheticism; decadence; modernism; material culture and museum studies


  • British Literature and Archaeology, 1880-1930. Manchester University Press, September 2022. 
  • “Vernon Lee’s Archaeological Fantasies and Ghostly Mapmaking.” The Tales of Archaeology. Published Proceedings of The Tales of Archaeology: Towards a Literary “Memory Map” of the Mediterranean Space” Conference. Rome, Italy, September 2021. Academia Belgica Series. Forthcoming 2023.
  • “Gertrude Bell in the Fin-de-Siècle Near East: Decadent Landscapes and Political Ecologies.” Invited contribution to Victorian Studies Special Conference Issue 64.4, February, 2023.
  • “Muses and Misogyny in Decadent Modernism.” Invited contribution to #MeToo and Modernism, edited by Jerrica Jordan and Robin Field. Clemson University Press, 2023.
  • “Gertrude Bell’s Persian Pictures and Fin-de-Siècle Decadence.” Feminist Modernist Studies 4.2, 2021. Invited contribution to special issue devoted to Global Decadence, edited by Dennis Denisoff.
  • “Remembering Mrs. Potiphar: Victorian Reclamations of a Biblical Temptress.” Victorian Literary Culture and Ancient Egypt, edited by Eleanor Dobson. Manchester University Press, 2020. 
  • “Mary Butts and the ‘War-fairy-tale’: Femininity, Archaeology, and Great War Rhetoric in Ashe of Rings.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 28.2, Fall 2019.
  • “‘Something Vile in the Composition’: Marie Corelli’s Ziska, Decadent Portraiture, and the New Woman.” Reinventing Marie Corelli for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Brenda Ayres and Sarah E. Maier. Anthem Press. April 2019.
  • “Victorian Literature and Archaeology: Contemporary Excavations.” Commissioned article for Literature Compass. February 2018.
  • “Strata of the Soul: The Queer Archaeologies of Vernon Lee and Oscar Wilde.” Victoriographies 7.3. 2017. Special Issue: “Strata: Geology, Archaeology, and Psychology in Victorian and Edwardian Literature.” Edited by Eleanor Dobson and Gemma Banks.