Robin Hackett’s areas of expertise for research and teaching are literary modernism, women writers, and feminist and queer theories. Her publications include writing about Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Olive Schreiner, and Sylvia Townsend Warner, as well as contemporary feminist culture. Her monographs and edited collections are Sapphic Primitivism: Productions of Race, Class and Sexuality in Key Works of Modern Fiction (Rutgers UP, 2004), and the edited collections Affective Materialitites: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature (U of Florida Press, 2019), and At Home and Abroad in the Empire: British Women Write the 1930s (U of Delaware Press, 2009).
Ph.D., English, City University of New York
M.A., English, Sonoma State University
B.A., Sociology, University of California - Davis
ENGL 401: First-Year Writing
ENGL 419: How to Read Anything
ENGL 514W: Brit Lit III: Revolts Renewals
ENGL 773: Literary Modernisms
ENGL 787: Sem/Fem Print Culture 60s-70s
ENGL 924: Professional Preparation
ENGL 974: Sem/20th C British Literature
WS 505: Surv/Feminist Fictions
WS 796: Advanced Topics
WS 797: Internship
WS 798/832: Colloquium/Feminist Theory
WS 832: Feminist Theory
Selected Artistic Activities & Publications
Hackett, R., & Rivera, J. (2020). Free Speech and Academic Freedom in the Era of the Alt-Right. RADICAL TEACHER, (118), 31-40. doi:10.5195/rt.2020.742
Hackett, R. (2019). Affective Materialities: Reorienting the Body in Modernist Literature. R. M. Hackett, K. Watts, & M. Hall (Eds.), Florida University Press.
Hackett, R. M. (2018). Jane Marcus, An Ongoing Legacy. Virginia Woolf Miscellany, 93.
Hackett, R. M., Foster, A., Camarasana, L., Mills, J., & Jones, C. (2018). Jane Marcus in the Archives: Politics and Pleasures. Woolf Studies Annual, 24, 1-74.
Interview re: The Handmaid's Tale (2017).
Hackett, R. M. (2013). Foreword. In Passionate Commitments: The Lives of Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins. Albany NY: SUNY Press.
Hackett, R. M. (2013). “Woolf And . . .: Teaching Besidedness.”. In Communal Modernisms: Teaching Twentieth-Century Literary and Cultural Texts in the College Classroom (pp. 176-188). Palgrave.
et al. (2009). At Home and Abroad in the Empire British Women Write the 1930s. R. Hackett, G. Wachman, & F. Hauser (Eds.), Associated University Presse.
Hackett, R. (2004). Sapphic Primitivism Productions of Race, Class, and Sexuality in Key Works of Modern Fiction. Rutgers University Press.
Hackett, R. M. (1992). Against Theory Is Against Change. Counter-Memory, 1(1), 6-7.