Caroline McCracken-Flesher

McCracken-FlesherProfessor for the Department of English

Hoyt 214,


Caroline McCracken-Flesher teaches the British nineteenth-century, the novel wherever it is to be found, Scottish literature and culture, the postcolonial, literary theory, British comedy, the posthuman, and film and literature. Her interests range into science fiction, medical humanities, and the literature of aging. Professor McCracken-Flesher hails from the UK. She leads a number of international initiatives, including the UW summer school at Abbotsford (Scotland). She welcomes inquiries from students about courses and about their own potential projects in these fields.


Ph.D., Brown University

M.A., University of Edinburgh

Recent and Upcoming Courses

Modern Critical Theory and Practice: The Posthuman

Victorian Prose

Authors’ Houses: Nodes and Networks 

British Comedy

Selected Publications/Awards


2016:        UW George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Professor.

2016:        Honorary Fellow, Association for Scottish Literary Studies

2015:        Speaker on Scottish Literature at the Scottish Parliament


The Doctor Dissected: A Cultural Autopsy of the Burke and Hare Murders (Oxford, 2012)

Possible Scotlands: Walter Scott and the Story of Tomorrow (Oxford, 2005).

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (ed., MLA, 2012).

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