UMass Boston

Susan Tomlinson

Associate Professor
Wheatley Hall Floor 06

Areas of Expertise

Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American and African-American literature; literary history; gender and modernism.


PhD, Brown University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Susan Tomlinson is the editor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. She also serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Oxford University Press Complete Works of Edith Wharton, for which she is editing the first scholarly edition of Wharton’s novel The Glimpses of the Moon. Professor Tomlinson has published articles, book chapters, and reviews in Legacy, MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of HistoryResources for American Literary Study; Middlebrow Moderns: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s (ed. Lisa Botshon and Meredith Goldsmith); and Teaching the Harlem Renaissance: Course Design and Classroom Strategies (ed. Timothy Soto); and The New Edith Wharton Studies (ed. Jennifer Haytock and Laura Rattray; Cambridge UP, forthcoming). 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses:

ENGL182G: Race and Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century U.S. Fiction
ENGL200: Introduction to Literary Studies
ENGL202:  Six American Authors
ENGL273G: Art of Fiction
ENGL351: Early African-American Literature
ENGL/AMST/AFRSTY352L: Harlem Renaissance
ENGL356: African-American Novel
ENGL357: African-American Women Writers
ENGL466: Capstone: Modernism and Popular Women Writers

Graduate courses: 

ENGL602: Studies in Fiction: The New Woman and the Modernist Novel
ENGL602: Studies in Fiction: Modernism and Popular Women Writers
ENGL628: Comparative Studies: Gertrude Stein and Edith Wharton
ENGL653: Major American Novelists: African-American Women Writers
ENGL655: Harlem Renaissance
ENGL697: Special Topic: African-American Literature before 1900