Joyce Huff

Joyce Huff

Associate Professor of English

Curriculum Vitae


Room:RB 386

Joyce Huff is a specialist in British Victorian literature and culture. She has research interests in gothic and crime literature and in the representation of the human body in literature, with a focus on gender, fat, and disability studies. Her work has appeared in works such as The Fat Studies Reader, Bodies Out of Bounds, and Historicizing Fat.


Ph.D. English

The George Washington University, 2001

M.A. English

Georgetown University, 1992

B.A. English and Theater

St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1986

Research and Publications

“The Narrating Stomach: Appetite, Authority, and Agency in Sydney Whiting’s 1853 Memoirs of a Stomach.” Body Politics. 5.3 (2015). 75-93.

“‘Fattening’ Literary History.” Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. 2.1 (Spring 2013). 30-44.

“Fosco’s Fat Drag: Performing the Victorian Fat Man in Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White.” Historicizing Fat in Anglo-American Culture. Ed. Elena Levy-Navarro. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2010. 89-108.

Curriculum Vitae

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Reading and Writing 230 2 1700 - 1815 T R LB, room 267
19th Cen Brit Lit 365 1 1230 - 1345 T R HP, room 252
Independent Study in 404 81 0000 - 0000
Senior Seminar 444 2 1830 - 1945 T R TC, room 412