• Shari Goldberg
Assistant Professor of English



Office: KEI 316

Fall 2020 Semester

Office:  Keiper 304

  • By Zoom or Chat

  • Tuesday: 4:00-5:30 pm

  • By appointment 


Areas of specialization

Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture; Early American Literature; Human Rights; History of Psychology, especially Hypnotism and Trauma; History of Photography; Post-Holocaust Literature; Literary Theory.


Selected publications

Quiet Testimony: A Theory of Witnessing from Nineteenth-Century American LiteratureNew York: Fordham University Press, 2013. Published as part of the American Literatures Initiative.

"Henry James's Black Dresses: Mourning without Grief." Nineteenth-Century Literature  (March 2018): 515-538.

"The Avian Challenge of Cotton Mather's Biblia Americana; or, The Pigeon Effect." Mocking Bird Technologies: The Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes, ed. Christopher Gogwilt and Melanie D. Holm. Fordham UP, 2018.

"Hanging Fire, or A New Ontology for Poynton." The Henry James Review 37 (Winter 2016): 51-63.

“Believing in Maud-Evelyn: Henry James and the Obligation to Ghosts.” American Impersonal: Essays with Sharon Cameroned. Branka Arsic. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Benito Cereno's Mute Testimony: On the Politics of Reading Melville’s Silences.”Arizona Quarterly 65.2 (Summer 2009): 1-26.

“From Quietism to Quiet Politics: Inheriting Emerson’s Antislavery Testimony.” Paragraph 31.3 (November 2008): 281-302.


For more information, please visit  www.sharigoldberg.com.