Stephanie Harzewski

Office: English, Hamilton Smith Hall Rm 349V, Durham, NH 03824
Stephanie Harzewski


  • Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Women's Studies, Rutgers University
  • B.A., Women's Studies, Vassar College
  • B.A., English, Vassar College
  • C.A.S., Women's Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

  • Contemporary fiction
  • Media representations of female sexuality
  • Novel in English
  • Pop culture
  • Women writers of narrative prose

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 401: Honors/First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 415: Literature and the Psyche
  • ENGL 419: Writing about Literature
  • ENGL 514: Surv of British Lit/800 - Pres
  • ENGL 516: American Lit II Money
  • ENGL 520: Lit and the History of Ideas
  • ENGL 575: Sex and Sensibility
  • ENGL 693: Special Topics in Literature
  • WS 401: Intro to Women's Studies

Selected Publications

Harzewski, S. (2016). The Picture of Dorian Gray Reader's Guide for Retrieved from

Harzewski, S. (2011). Chick Lit and Postfeminism. Retrieved from

Harzewski, S. (2008). Weighting Jeanette Winterson. Contemporary Women's Writing, 2(1), 70-76. doi:10.1093/cww/vpn009

Harzewski, S. (2007). New Voice, Old Body: The Case of Penelope Fitzgerald. Contemporary Women's Writing, 1(1-2), 24-33. doi:10.1093/cww/vpm003

Harzewski, S. (2006). Tradition and Displacement in the New Novel of Manners. In Chick Lit: The New Woman's Fiction (pp. 29-46). New York, NY: Routledge.

Harzewski, S. (2006). The Fantomina Phenomenon: Eliza Haywood and the Formation of a Heroine. Eighteenth-Century Novel, 5, 175-196.

Harzewski, S. (2004). The Limits of Defamiliarization: Sex and the City as Late Heterosexuality. Scholar and Feminist Online, 3(1).

Harzewski, S. (2004). 'Chick Lit' and the Urban Code Heroine: Interview Symposium with Caren Lissner, Melissa Senate, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, and Jennifer Weiner. In Voces de América/American Voices: Entrevistas a escritores americanos/Interviews with American Writers (pp. 689-719). Cádiz, Spain: Aduana Vieja.

Harzewski, S. (2004). Consuming Heteroscripts: The Modern Wedding in the American Imaginary. Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, 4, 79-91.

Harzewski, S., & Bowers, T. (2002). An Unfinished Renaissance: New Editions of Eliza Haywood. The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual, 13, 473-508.

Most Cited Publications