Lise Sanders

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Lise Sanders
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Lise Shapiro Sanders, associate professor of English literature and cultural studies, received her B.A. in Literature from Hampshire College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. Her research and teaching interests include nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British literature, print media/popular culture, film studies, and women's and gender studies. Sanders is co-editor (with Amy Bingaman and Rebecca Zorach) of Embodied Utopias: Gender, Social Change, and the Modern Metropolis (New York and London: Routledge, 2002), and author of Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920 (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2006). Other publications include "'Equal Laws Based Upon An Equal Standard': The Garrett Sisters, the Contagious Diseases Acts, and the Sexual Politics of Victorian and Edwardian Feminism Revisited," (Women's History Review, June 2015); "The Shopgirl and The 'It Girl,'" in Godela Weiss-Sussex and Ulrike Zitzlsperger, eds. Tales of Commerce and Imagination: Literary and Cinematic Contributions to the Department Store Debate in the Early 20th Century (New York: Peter Lang, 2014); "Melodrama, Sensation, and the Discourse of Modernity in 'Love and the Bioscope'," in Andrew Shail, ed. Reading the Cinematograph (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2011); "Consuming Nigella," in Stacy Gillis and Joanne Hollows, eds. Feminism, Domesticity and Popular Culture (New York and London: Routledge, 2009); "'Feminists Love a Utopia': Collaboration, Conflict, and the Futures of Feminism," in Stacy Gillis, Gillian Howie, and Rebecca Munford, eds. Third Wave Feminism: A Critical Exploration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); "'Indecent Incentives to Vice': Regulating Films and Audience Behavior from the 1890s to the 1910s," in Andrew Higson, ed. Young and Innocent? Cinema and Britain, 1896-1930 (University of Exeter Press, 2002); and "The Failures of the Romance" (Modern Fiction Studies, March 2001). She has also contributed to Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. She is presently at work on two projects: a biography of a family of Victorian feminists, and a study of sex, class, and modernity in 1920s England.


University of Chicago
Ph.D., English Language and Literature, 1999; M.A., English Language and Literature, 1994

Hampshire College
B.A., Literature, 1992


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