Judith W. Page


Judith W. Page Judith W. Page is Professor of English and from 2009-14 served as Director of the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research (now the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research). In 2012 she was named the Outstanding Faculty Member by Florida Blue Key, and in 2013 she became a UF Distinguished Teaching Scholar. She has also been the Waldo W. Neikirk Term Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Having joined the English Department in the fall of 2000, she holds a PhD from the University of Chicago, an MA from the University of New Mexico, and a BA from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She also studied for a year at the University of Birmingham in England as an undergraduate. Before coming to UF, Professor Page taught at Millsaps College, where she received awards for her teaching and served in several administrative positions, including Chair of the English Department, founding coordinator of the Women’s Studies Concentration, and Associate Dean of Arts and Letters.

She published a book with Cambridge University Press (co-authored with Elise L. Smith), Women, Literature, and the Domesticated Landscape: England’s Disciples of Flora, 1780-1870, which came out in paperback in 2014. Her book Imperfect Sympathies: Jews and Judaism in Romantic Literature and Culture was published by Palgrave in 2004. She is the author of Wordsworth and the Cultivation of Women (University of California Press), which was named an outstanding academic book for 1995. She is also the author of numerous articles and reviews in such journals as Philological QuarterlyCriticismJournal of English and Germanic PhilologyModern PhilologySELVictorian Literature and CultureTexas Studies in Literature and LanguageThe Blake QuarterlyThe Wordsworth Circle, and Women’s Writing. She has published articles on pedagogy in the MLA “Approaches to Teaching” series, as well as in in the Cambridge Companions to Wordsworth and to Pride and Prejudice.

Her most recent book is Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture, (edited with Victoria Pagán and Brigitte Weltman-Aron), published in 2015 by Cambridge Scholars Press. With a strong interest in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women writers, Professor Page also has also published recently on Jane Austen, Grace Aguilar, and Dorothy Wordsworth. Her essays have appeared in Wordsworth in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth (2015). Her current book project (also co-authored with Elise Smith) will extend her work on women and gardens into the twentieth century, and will include work on such figures as Beatrix Potter and Vita Sackville-West. Professor Page also serves on the editorial board of Romanticism: Life, Literature, and Landscape, a digital archive of the Adam Matthew group, assembled in 2011, and on the board of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association.

Professor Page has received various awards and grants for her research, including several from the NEH. She received a Skirball Fellowship to spend the spring 2003 semester in England at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. In the spring of 2008, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Chawton House Library in England, where she researched a chapter of Women, Literature, and the Domesticated Landscape. In the fall of 2017, she gave a talk on Austen and Shakespeare to the Women’s Studies Group, 1588-1837, at the Foundling Museum in London. In early 2017, she will give talks at the Wordsworth Winter School (Grasmere) and at Chawton House, the first on Wordsworth and women’s friendship and the second on the imaginative world of Beatrix Potter’s tales.

Professor Page teaches general courses in Romanticism and British women writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She has offered graduate seminars on Wordsworth and his circle, Wordsworth and Keats, Jane Austen in the context of Romanticism, Milton and Romantic women writers, and on women and gardens in the long nineteenth century and beyond. In addition, she has developed special topics courses in conjunction with UF’s Center for Jewish Studies on Romanticism and Judaism and on Jews and Judaism in Victorian Literature and Culture. In the summer of 2011, she lectured on women’s botanical prints and writing as part of the course, “Knowing Nature,” which was organized around the Harn Museum’s collection of prints relating to the natural world. In the fall of 2017, she will team-teach a course, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public sphere, on Roman and British gardens with Victoria Pagán.

Professor Page is on sabbatical for the 2016-17 academic year.


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