Hughes and Robbins Biography

Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of Literature at Texas Christian University, was led to transatlanticism by her interests in nineteenth-century periodicals, gender, and publishing history, as well as by teaching an undergraduate course in British literature entitled “Imagining America.” Her transatlantic publications include “‘Between Politics and Deer Stalking: Browning’s Periodical Poetry” (Victorian Poetry 52.1 [Spring 2014]); A Feminist Reader: Feminist Thought from Sappho to Satrapi (4 vol., Cambridge UP, 2013), co-edited with Sharon M. Harris; “Reluctant Lions: Michael Field and the Transatlantic Literary Salon of Louise Chandler Moulton” (in Michael Field and Their World, ed. Margaret D. Stetz and Cheryl A. Wilson, Rivendale Press, 2007); and Graham R.: Rosamund Marriott Watson, Woman of Letters (2005, winner of the Colby Prize). She is the co-author, with Michael Lund, of The Victorian Serial (1991) and Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell’s Work (1999), and author/(co-)editor of six other books and over one hundred book chapters and articles. Serving on numerous editorial boards, she is the recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities grants, the biennial British Women Writers Association Award for contributions to scholarship and mentoring (2012), and several teaching awards at TCU.


Sarah R. Robbins is Lorraine Sherley Professor of Literature at TCU, where she teaches 19th- and 20th-century American literature, gender studies, popular literature, writing, and transatlantic and cross-cultural studies. She is author of The Cambridge Introduction to Harriet Beecher Stowe and of Managing Literacy, Mothering America, winner of a Choice Book Award. With historian Ann Pullen, she prepared the award-winning critical edition of Nellie Arnott’s Writings on Angola, 1905-1913: Missionary Narratives Linking Africa and America. She also co-edited Bridging Cultures: International Women Faculty Transforming the US Academy. Before coming to TCU, she served for over a decade as founding director of the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project, a National Writing Project site in northwest Georgia, where she earned the Governor’s Award in the humanities for leading numerous programs in curriculum development. Drawing on those initiatives, she co-edited essay collections on civic engagement, including Writing Our Communities and Writing America. As co-director of the multi-year NEH project on “Making American Literatures,” she collaborated with teachers from around the US to create new frameworks for teaching. Prior to helping envision Teaching Transatlanticism’s online presence, her earlier collaborative work on humanities-oriented websites includes “Keeping and Creating American Communities” and “Women’s Work in the Long Nineteenth Century.”