Rachel Feder

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of English & Literary Arts

What I do

Assistant Professor of English and Literary Arts

Professional Biography

I teach courses in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature with emphases on Romanticism, literary experiment, intellectual history, women writers, and the Gothic. I also design graduate seminars ("The Sublime"; "Lyric Theory") that bridge literary history and critical theory. My monograph, Harvester of Hearts: Motherhood under the Sign of Frankenstein, came out from Northwestern University Press in 2018, and my scholarship has appeared in journals including ELH and Studies in Romanticism. My poetry publications include a chapbook from dancing girl press and a book-length serial poem from Astrophel Press.


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2012

Featured Publications

Feder, R. (2018). Harvester of Hearts: Motherhood under the Sign of Frankenstein. Evanston, IL, USA: Northwestern University Press.