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Eggers Professor of English Literature, University of California at Berkeley

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Fall 2010

Catherine Gallagher is a literary scholar working on the cultural history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as well as on the historiography and theory of the novel. Her books include The Body Economic: Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel (Princeton, 2006), Practicing New Historicism, co-authored with Stephen Greenblatt (Chicago, 2000), Nobody’s Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670-1820 (California, 1994), and The Industrial Reformation of English Fiction: Social Discourse and Narrative Form (Chicago, 1985).


Gallagher has received numerous awards and fellowships, among them two National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. She was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002. She is a founding member of the editorial board of the journal Representations. Gallagher has served as a senior fellow of the School of Criticism and Theory, on the advisory board of the Stanford Humanities Center, and is currently a member of the board of trustees of the National Humanities Center.

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