Dr. Lisa Robertson


Office: BAC 348 
Email: lisa.robertson@acadiau.ca


Ph.D. (Warwick), M.A. (London), B.A. (UVic)

Research/Teaching Interests
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Intellectual and Political History
  • Urban Studies and the Built Environment
Teaching (2020-21)
  • WGST 1403: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
  • WGST 3803: Queer Studies
Selected Publications

2020. Home and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Literary London. Edinburgh University Press.

Edited Volumes
2019. Margaret Harkness: Writing Social Engagement, 1880-1921. Edited by Flore Janssen and Lisa C. Robertson. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Journal Articles
2018. “The Harkives: Cataloguing the Coherence and Complexity of John Law / Margaret Harkness,” 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth-Century 27, n.p. With Flore Janssen.

2018. “Time and Memory in Amy Levy’s Collegiate Writing: ‘My Present Mind’,” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 61(2): 211-231.

2015. “’We Must Advance; We Must Expand’: Architectural and Social Challenges to the Domestic Model at Westfield College for Ladies,” Women’s History Review 25(1): 105-23.

2019. “Through the Mill: Margaret Harkness on Utilitarian History and Conjectural History” in Flore Janssen and Lisa C. Robertson eds., Margaret Harkness: Writing Social Engagement, 1880-1921 (Manchester: Manchester University Press).

Reviews / Review Essays
2019. Memoirs of Victorian Working-Class Women: the Hard Way Up by Florence Boos. English Studies 100 (4): 500-2.

2017. Mapping British Women Writers’ Urban Imaginaries by Arina Cirstea. Contemporary Women’s Writing 11 (1): 133-4.

2015. ’On the Architecture and Influence of Baillie Scott'. Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain Newsletter 114, 6.

2014. Women's University Fiction, 1880–1945 by Anna Bogen. Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, 10 (2).