Jill Rappoport

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  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • English
  • Jewish Studies
1255 Patterson Office Tower
Research Interests:
Office Hours Fall 2018: T 10-12

Ph.D., University of Virginia; B.A. Wesleyan University


Areas of Specialty:

  • nineteenth-century British literature and culture
  • gift theory; literature and economics
  • gender and sexuality
  • Victorian poetry, science fiction, literary annuals



Selected Publications: 
  • "Greed, Generosity, and Other Problems with Unmarried Women's Property." Forthcoming, Victorian Studies.
  • "Friendship and Intimacy: Competition, Common Interest, and the 'Aspect of Relationship' in Gaskell's Wives and Daughters." Forthcoming, Palgrave History of British Women's Writing: Volume 6, 1830-1880. [Invited.] Ed. Lucy Hartley. 
  • "Economics, the Market, and Victorian Culture." Victorian Literature: Criticism and Debates. Ed. Lee Behlman and Anne Longmuir. [Invited.] London: Routledge, 2016: 393-401. Economics_RoutledgeVolume_Rappoport.pdf
  • "Wives and Sons: Coverture, Primogeniture, and Married Women's Property." BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Franco Felluga. Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. [Invited.] Web. http://www.branchcollective.org/?ps_articles=jill-rappoport-wives-and-so...
  • “Jane’s Inheritance.” Victorians Institute Journal Digital Annex  38 (2010).
  • “The Price of Redemption in ‘Goblin Market.’” Studies in English Literature. 50.4 (Autumn 2010): 853-75. SELGoblinMarketarticle.pdf
  • “Conservation of Sympathy in Cranford.Victorian Literature and Culture. 36.1 (March 2008): 95-110. CranfordRappoportVLC2008.pdf
  • “Buyer Beware: The Gift Poetics of Letitia Elizabeth Landon.” Nineteenth-Century Literature. 58: 4  (March 2004): 441-73. LEL Article.pdf


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