Robin Hackett

Robin Hackett

Core Faculty in Women's Studies
Phone: (603) 862-0860
Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 230D, Durham, NH 03824

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).

Courses Taught

  • 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 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


  • Ph.D., English, City University of New York
  • M.A., English, Sonoma State University
  • B.A., Sociology, University of California - Davis

Research Interests

  • Feminist theory
  • LGBTQ Literature
  • Literary Modernism
  • Queer theory
  • Virginia Woolf

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., Foster, A., Camarasana, L., Mills, J., & Jones, C. (2018). Jane Marcus in the Archives: Politics and Pleasures. Woolf Studies Annual, 24, 1-74.

  • Hackett, R. M. (2018). Jane Marcus, An Ongoing Legacy. Virginia Woolf Miscellany, 93.

  • 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.

  • Most Cited Publications