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Jill Bergman, Professor

Location: LA 128
Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00, Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00, and by appointment.

Phone: (406) 243-5231


Ph.D., English, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1999

M.A., English, California State University, Fresno, 1990

B.A., English, Trinity Western University, British Columbia, 1986

Selected Publications

Our Sisters’ Keepers: Nineteenth Century Benevolence Literature by American Women.  Co-edited with Debra Bernardi.  Alabama UP, 2005.

“Doing it ‘man-fashion’: Gender Performance in Gilman’s Unpunished. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: New Texts, New Contexts.  Ohio State University Press.  Forthcoming

"'The Motherless Child in Pauline Hopkins's Of One Blood." Legacy. 25:2 (June 2008): 286-298.

“’A silent partner long enough’: Phelps Rewrites Gaskell’s North and South.Studies in American Fiction.  (Fall 2005) 147-181.

“Everything we hoped she'd be: Contending Forces in Hopkins Scholarship.” African American Review. 38.2 (Summer 2004) 181-199.

“‘Natural’ Divisions: Whiteness and the American New Woman in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.”  New Woman Hybridities: Femininity, Feminism, and International Consumer Culture, 1880-1930.  Eds. Ann Heilmann and Margaret Beetham.  Routledge, 2004. 223-239.

“Kim Williams.” Invited submission for Notable American Women. Cambridge

Field of Study

American Literature to WWII; American Women Writers; African American Literature


Undergraduate Courses

  • African American Women Writers (cross-listed African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies)
  • American Literature to 1865
  • American Women Writers, 1790-1915 (cross-listed Women and Gender Studies)
  • Feminist Literary Theory (cross-listed Women and Gender Studies)
  • Regionalism, Realism, and Naturalism

Graduate Courses

  • Nation Stories
  • Scribbling Women: Nineteenth Century American Women Writers
  • Women Writing about Women Writing 
  • Maternal Redemption in American Women's Fiction