Faculty & Staff

Sari Edelstein, PhD

Associate Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts


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Areas of Expertise

19th Century American Literature and Culture; Women Writers; History of Journalism; Age Studies; Print Culture Studies; Feminist and Queer Theory


MA, PhD Brandeis University
BA, Northwestern University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Courses Taught at UMass Boston


Engl 200: Understanding Literature

Engl 202: Six American Authors

Engl 408:American Romanticism

Egl 372L: American Women Writers and Culture

Engl 379: Literature and Journalism


Engl 652 :American Romanticism

Engl 606: Books, Manuscripts, Libraries

Work in Progress

My current book project, tentatively titled Age Trouble: American Literature and the Making of Maturity, 1840-1900, charts the emergence of age as a significant coordinate of identity over the course of the nineteenth century. It examines how a diverse array of writers, thinkers, and artists imagined chronological age as it became a disciplinary category, linked to gender and sexuality, and a demographic datapoint, tied to the bureaucratization of the life course. This project also explores the politics of maturity in order to reveal how the discourse of age inflects and abets existing social hierarchies.