Theresa Gaul

Professor of English; Director of Women and Gender Studies
Reed Hall 112 | 817-257-6262


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, St. Catherine University

Courses Taught

Native American Literatures
U.S. Women's Writing I and II
Nineteenth-Century American Novels in a Global Context
Multicultural Literatures of Early America
Epistolary Writings before the Civil War
Introduction to Literature: Letters and Diaries
Graduate Colloquium in Feminist Theory
Graduate Seminar: Literature Pedagogy

Areas of Focus

American Literature to 1900, Women's Writing, Race and Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Native and Indigenous Studies, Epistolary Writings, Archival Methods, Textual Editing

Edited volumes: Blackwell Companion to American Literature, Vol. I, Beginnings to 1820. London: Wiley- Blackwell. Forthcoming 2017.

Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.

To Marry An Indian: The Marriage of Harriett Gold and Elias Boudinot in Letters, 1823-1839. Durham: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Letters and Cultural Transformation in the United States, 1760–1860, co-edited with Sharon M. Harris. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2009.

Recent articles and book chapters: “Female Relationships in Susannah Rowson’s Sincerity: The Bechdel Test and American Literature Syllabi.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. Forthcoming 2017. 16 ms. pp.

“Catharine Brown’s Body: Missionary Spiritualization and Cherokee Embodiment.” Women’s Narratives and the Formation of Empire. Eds. Susan Imbarrato and Mary Balkun. London: Palgrave, 2015. 201-14.

“‘The precious home letters’: Letter Writing in Little Women.” Critical Insights: Little Women. Eds. Greg Eiselein and Anne Phillips. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2015. 97-112.

“Locating Women in Male-Authored Archives: Catharine Brown, Cherokee Women, and the ABCFM Papers.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 33.2 (2014): 203-15.

Management Development Program, Harvard University, 2016

  • American Association for University Women (AAUW)
  • American Studies Association (ASA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Society for Early Americanists (SEA)
  • Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19)
  • Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
  • Co-editor, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, 2008–2016
  • General Series Editor, Legacies of American Women Writers book series, University of Nebraska Press, 2012-2015.
  • National Advisory Board member, Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), 2008–2016.
  • Advisory Board, Early American Imprints, 2010- present
  • Co-founder and organizer, with Desiree Henderson, of the Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group, 2008-present