Theresa Gaul

Professor and Chair
Reed Hall 112 | 817-257-6262


Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
MA, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992
BA, English, St. Catherine University, 1990

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)
  • Society of Early Americanists (SEA) and Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Liaison, 2017-2020.
  • 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
  • Michael R. Ferrari Award for Academic Leadership, 2017
  • Winner of the 2015 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Edition Award for Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823
  • AddRan College of Liberal Arts Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Teacher-Scholar, 2010, 2014
  • AddRan College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Lecturer, 2012-13
  • Deans’ Award for Teaching, 2012
  • Department of English Service Award, 2008, 2017
  • Department of English Graduate Faculty Award, 2015
  • Department of English Research Award, 2009, 2015
  • Department of English Teaching Award, 2012
  • Women’s Studies Wise Woman Award recipient, 2009