FAMS is thrilled to welcome Lise Shapiro Sanders, who will be teaching at Amherst for the 2020-21 academic year. As a Professor of English literature and cultural studies at Hampshire College, her research and teaching interests offer an intersection between literature, print media, and film studies. These intersections will be on terrific display in "Victorian Sensations, or When Old Media Were New” this Fall and “The City in Literature and Early Film” this Spring. She will also be offering an “Introduction to Film Studies: The History of American Cinema, 1895-1960” in the Fall, which will serve as a foundations course in the major as well as a class that will happily welcome non-majors who have an interest in film more broadly. In the spring she will teach a course on “Moving Pictures: The History of Silent Cinema,” and we hope as many students as possible will take advantage of this opportunity!
Professor Sanders is the author of Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920; co-editor (with Amy Bingaman and Rebecca Zorach) of Embodied Utopias: Gender, Social Change, and the Modern Metropolis; and editor of Millicent Garrett Fawcett’s 1875 novel Janet Doncaster for the British press Victorian Secrets. Her articles on Victorian feminism, literature, and early cinema have appeared in The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, Modern Fiction Studies, Women’s History Review, and several edited collections. She co-authored (with Pamela K. Stone) the forthcoming Bodies and Lives in Victorian England: Science, Sexuality, and the Affliction of Being Female (Routledge, 2020), and she is currently at work on a book on women, modernity, and the romance in the 1920s.
Please join us in welcoming Professor Sanders to Amherst!