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Faculty Profile

Erin Chamberlain

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Morgan Hall
Rm 235
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Hanover College, Bachelor of Arts
Ohio University, Master of Arts
Purdue University, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Washburn University, Assistant Professor of English, 2008 - present.

University of Oklahoma, Visiting Lecturer, 2007-2008.

Scholarly Interests/Activities

Victorian literature with a particular emphasis on the works by Dickens, the Brontë sisters, and George Eliot. Portrayals of servants, women, class, space, and working class literacy in 19th century British literature, especially in the middle-class household.

Service Interests/Activities

Literature Emphasis Program Committee      

Library Committee      

Apeiron Committee

Undergraduate Probation and Reinstatement Committee  

Career Accomplishments



  • "Servants' Bright Reflections: Advertising the Body in Victorian Fiction." Dickens Studies Annual, 45 (2014): 293-309


  • Featured Speaker, Robert Hamblin Lecture Series, Southeast Missouri State University (April 2011)


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