Ellen Burton Harrington


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Ellen Burton Harrington | Associate Professor

Graduate Coordinator. Specializes in British Victorian literature, detective and sensation fiction, and 19th century gender and colonial contexts.

HUMB 260  |  460-7326  |  eharrington@southalabama.edu


Publications

Books Authored

Conrad’s Sensational Heroines: Gender and Representation in the Late Fiction of Joseph Conrad. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Books Edited

Scribbling Women and the Form of the Short Story: Approaches to American and British Short Fiction by Women Writers, a critical anthology of fourteen essays focusing on women American and British short fiction writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lang, 2008.

Articles

"The Rise of the American Woman Detective: Gender and the Detective Genre in Anna Katharine Green, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Mary Roberts Rinehart." A History of American Crime Fiction. Ed. Christopher Raczkowski. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2017.

"The Case of Mrs Schomberg in Victory." The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 40.2 (Autumn 2015).

"'Dead men have no children' in Conrad’s 'The Idiots' and 'Amy Foster.'" Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 43:2-3 (published 2014 for 2011).

"Suicide, Feminism, and 'the miserable dependence of girls' in 'The Idiots,' The Secret Agent, and Chance.The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 37.2 (2012): 50-66.

"Terror, Nostalgia, and the Pursuit of Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock." The Transmedia Adventures of Sherlock. Eds. Kristina Busse and Louisa Stein. McFarland, 2012. 70-84.

"The 'test of feminine investigation' in Orczy's Lady Molly of Scotland Yard Stories." CLUES: A Journal of Detection 26.4 (2009): 24-34.

"Nation, Identity, and the Fascination with Forensic Science in Sherlock Holmes and CSI." International Journal of Cultural Studies 10.3 (2007): 365-82.

"The Female Offender, the New Woman, and Winnie Verloc in Conrad's The Secret Agent." The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 32.1 (2007).  Simultaneously published in The Secret Agent: Centennial Essay. Eds. A. H. Simmons & J. H. Stape Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007.

"From the Lady and the Law to the Lady Detective: Gender and Voice in Collins and Dickens." Storytelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative 6.1 (2006): 19-31.

"Failed Detectives and Dangerous Females: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle and the Detective Short Story." Journal of the Short Story in English 45 (2005): 13-28.

"The Anarchist's Wife: Joseph Conrad's Debt to Sensation Fiction in The Secret Agent." Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 36.1-2 (2004): 51-63.

"That 'Blood-Stained Inanity': Detection, Repression, and Conrad's The Secret Agent." Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 31:2 (1999): 114-19.

Reviews and Other Writing

Book Review of Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent. Ed. Tanya Agathocleous (Broadview). Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 44.2-3 (2014 for 2012): 254-55.

Book Review of Homosexuality in the Life and Work of Joseph Conrad: Love Between the Lines. Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 42.1-2 (2010): 171-77.

Book Review of Modernism, Media, and Propaganda: British Narrative from 1900 to 1945. Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 42.1-2 (2010): 184-87.

Joseph Conrad's "Amy Foster." Companion to the British Short Story and Short Fiction. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Book Review of Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature and Conrad's Narratives of Difference: Not Exactly Tales for Boys. Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 36.3 (2004): (251) 61.

"Shirley Ann Grau." Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Short Story Writers Since World War II. Eds. Patrick Meanor and Gwen Crane. Second Series. Detroit: Gale, 2000. 173-79.