Susan M. Griffin


Contact Information


Susan M. Griffin received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is the editor of the Henry James Review (Johns Hopkins UP) and author and editor of books on James, on anti-Catholicism, and on film. Her scholarship and teaching center on nineteenth-century American and British literature and culture, with a focus on fiction. She is an affiliated faculty member in Women & Gender Studies.

Courses Taught

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 300 or 310. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Formerly ENGL-320; credit may not be earned for this course by students with credit for ENGL-320. Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from the Civil War to 1910. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context. Historical period: 1700-1900.
Topics to be announced in Schedule of Courses. Historical Period: varies by semester.
Involves discussion and analysis of advanced research topics leading to the dissertation.

Educational Background

M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Teaching Areas

American and British 19th-C Literature & Culture; most recently: “Toni Morrison,” “Scenes of Reading,” “19th-C Ghost Fictions”

Research Interests

American and British 19th-C Literature& Culture; Henry James; Women's Studies

Professional Activities

Editor, Henry James Review

Professional Memberships

Editor, Henry James Review
Editorial Board, Arizona Quarterly
Executive Committee, Henry James Society


Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James

Henry James Review

Teaching Transatlanticism: Curricular Conversations on 19th Century Anglo-American Print Culture

The Men Who Knew Too Much: Henry James & Alfred Hitchcock