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Arielle Zibrak

ZibrakAssistant Professor of English

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Arielle Zibrak is Assistant Professor of English and affiliated Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies. She began teaching at the University of Wyoming in 2014 and received the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences Extraordinary Merit in Teaching Award in 2017.

Her current book project focuses on the nineteenth-century rise of reform literature and the various ways in which this literature was resisted on aesthetic grounds. Other interests include American women writers, gender & sexuality studies, the fin de siècle, aesthetic theory, and the relationship between art and politics more broadly.


Ph.D., English, Boston University

M.A., English,  Boston University

B.A., English, University of Rochester

Recent and Upcoming Courses

ENGL 3600: 20th-Century American Fiction

HP 1151: Freshman Honors Colloquium

ENGL 5000: Graduate Seminar: The Fiction of Reform

ENGL 4640/WMST 4500: American Women Writers

ENGL 4450: African American Novel

ENGL 4230: Modern Poetry

ENGL 4370: American Prose 1860-1920

Selected Publications

Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence: New Centenary Essays, forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2020. (volume editor)

“Kissing a Photograph: Reproductive Panic in Kate Chopin and Thomas Hardy,” Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 58.3 (2016): 355-374.

“The Woman Who Hated Sex: Undine Spragg and the Trouble with ‘Bother,’” Edith Wharton Review 32.1-2 (2016): 1-19.

“Writing Behind a Curtain: Rebecca Harding Davis and Celebrity Reform,” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 60.4  (2014): 522-556.

“Intolerance, a Survival Guide: Heteronormative Culture Formation in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.” Arizona Quarterly 68.3 (2012): 103-128.

Research Interests

Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century American Literature, Literary Realism and Naturalism, The Fin de Siècle, Social Reform, Victorian Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Feminism, Aesthetic Theory


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