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Theresa Adams

Theresa Adams

Professor of English
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  • English


Dr. Theresa Adams is a Professor of English. She is also the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum and the Writing Lab. She joined Westminster College in 2003.


  • Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., English, Adelphi University

Teaching and Research Interests

Nineteenth-century British literature, Romantic poetry and prose, Laboring-class poetry, Women writers, Celebrity studies

At Westminster College, Dr. Adams teaches the Freshman Seminar, Academic Writing, Expository Writing, British Literature since 1800, and Critical Practicum (a course in literary theory and criticism). Her upper-level courses include "Romanticism and Gender," "Gothic Literature," and "Crime, Mystery, and Detection in Nineteenth-Century British Literature."

Scholarly Work

Dr. Adams has presented nearly twenty papers at scholarly conferences. In 2005, she received a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar fellowship to support her research on British Romanticism. She has published two articles on the laborer-poet John Clare and a bio-critical essay on Catharine Quigley in Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period. She recently completed a book manuscript, The Byron Effect: Sympathy and Celebrity after Byron.

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