Professor Corbett’s research interests include nineteenth-century English and Irish writing, feminist and postcolonial theory, and women’s writing. She will deliver the Sara and Jess Cloud Distinguished Lecture.
Lorrie Moore is a noted writer of novels, short stories, children’s books and essays. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Letters in 2006. Her latest book, an anthology of essays, is entitled See What Can Be Done (Knopf, 2018).
Elizabeth Spires, Co-Director of the Kratz Center for Creative Writing and Professor of English, holds Goucher’s Chair for Distinguished Achievement. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review and other magazines and anthologies.
Deborah Morse is the Sara E. Nance Professor of English. She specializes in Victorian studies, English novel, the animal in Victorian literature, feminist studies. She will give the inaugural Sara E. Nance lecture.
Jenny Offill's first novel Last Things was a finalist for the L.A. Times First Book Award. Her second novel, Dept. of Speculation has been shortlisted for several prizes and awards, including the L.A. Times Fiction Award.