Jil Larson

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Jil Larson
Associate Professor of English
(269) 387-2587
624 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5331
Mailing address: 
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
  • Ph.D., Indiana University
Teaching interests: 
  • Modern British literature
  • Victorian studies
  • Ethics and Literature
  • Narrative theory
Research interests: 
  • Ethics and religion inthe 19th and 20th century

Dr. Jil Larson is an associate professor in the Department of English at Western Michigan University.

She specializes in Victorian studies, ethics and literature, narrative theory, as well as modern British literature. She has taught literary interpretation, women in literature, The English Bible as literature, British literature II, studies in the novel, Victorian literature, the Victorian novel, literary criticism and theory, narrative theory, and special topic seminars on the ethics of belief, The Victorian Fin-de-siecle, the Brontes, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad.

She serves on the executive board of WMU's Ethics Center and is vice president of Phi Beta Kappa, Southwest Michigan Association. Larson has published articles on Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and New Woman writers; book reviews in a variety of publications, including Victorian Studies, where she served as managing editor while at Indiana University; an essay on Thomas Hardy's short fiction in the Dictionary of Literary Biography; and a book, Ethics and Narrative in the English Novel, 1880-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2001).