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Phone: 724-503-1001 x3364
Office: Davis Hall 26
Email: mlewis@washjeff.edu

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Michael Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Degrees: Ph.D., M.A., University of Virginia; A.B., Georgetown University

Michael Lewis came to W&J in 2011, having recently completed his graduate studies at the University of Virginia. His scholarship focuses on nineteenth-century British literature, from Austen to Bronte to Wilde. His teaching extends to twentieth-century and contemporary literature–British but also American. He’s affiliated with the programs in Gender and Women’s Studies and African-American Studies.


  • “The Politics of Friendship in Persuasion.” The Routledge Companion to Jane Austen, edited by Maria Frawley and Cheryl Wilson, Routledge, 2021, pp. 75-94. Link to entry
  • “The Challenge of Female Homoeroticism in Our Mutual Friend.” Dickens Studies Annual, vol. 48, 2017, pp. 207-29 Link to entry
  • “The Edinburgh and Quarterly Reviews in 1848: Allies against French Revolution and British Democracy.” Victorian Periodicals Review, vol. 47, no. 2, Summer 2014, pp. 208-33. Link to entry
  • “Democratic Networks and the Industrial Novel.” Victorian Studies, vol. 55, no. 2, Winter 2013, pp. 243-52. Link to entry
  • “Pictures of Revolutionary Reform in Carlyle, Arnold, and Punch.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts, vol. 34, no. 5, December 2012, pp. 533-52. Link to entry
  • “Mutiny in the Public Sphere: Debating Naval Power in Parliament, the Press, and Gaskell’s North and South.” Victorian Review, vol. 36, no.1, Spring 2010, pp. 89-113. Link to entry