Faculty Profile

Nora Gilbert

Title
Associate Professor
Department
English
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Southern California, 2010.
Major: English/ Dissertation: "The Joy of Censorship: Strategies of Circumvention in Novel and Film"
MA, University of Southern California, 2004.
Major: English
BA, Harvard University, 1996.
Major: English (magna cum laude)

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ENGL 6810.001, Topics in Critical Theory, Spring 2023
ENGL 2321.002, British Literature, Fall 2022 Syllabus
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022
ENGL 4620.001, Studies in Literature and Film, Fall 2022 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
ENGL 5930.001, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis (Original Scholarly Papers), Spring 2022 SPOT
ENGL 5900.718, Special Problems, Spring 2022
ENGL 4450.001, Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s), Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
ENGL 5200.001, Studies in British Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4435.001, Studies in Victorian Literature, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2021
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
ENGL 5800.001, Studies in Literary Genres, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 4620.001, Studies in Literature and Film, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 2321.001, British Literature, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
ENGL 4435.001, Studies in Victorian Literature, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2020
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
ENGL 2400.001, Literature, Media, and Popular Culture, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ENGL 5930.001, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis (Original Scholarly Papers), Spring 2020 Syllabus
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
ENGL 5200.001, Studies in British Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period, Fall 2019 SPOT
ENGL 5200.601, Studies in British Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period, Fall 2019 SPOT
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.706, Directed Research, Spring 2019
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
ENGL 5200.001, Studies in British Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period, Spring 2019 SPOT
ENGL 5200.601, Studies in British Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period, Spring 2019 SPOT
ENGL 4435.001, Studies in Victorian Literature, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.718, Directed Research, Fall 2018
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
ENGL 6941.706, Directed Research, Spring 2018
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.718, Directed Research, Fall 2017
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
ENGL 5260.001, Studies in Nineteenth Century British Literature and Culture, Fall 2017 SPOT
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
WGST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.706, Directed Research, Spring 2017
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
ENGL 4435.001, Studies in Victorian Literature, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3911.002, Topics in British Literature, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6810.001, Topics in Critical Theory, Spring 2017 SPOT
ENGL 3440.002, British and Anglophone Literature 1780 to the Present, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3440.003, British and Anglophone Literature 1780 to the Present, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.718, Directed Research, Fall 2016
ENGL 6950.718, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
ENGL 6941.706, Directed Research, Spring 2016
ENGL 5800.001, Studies in Literary Genres, Spring 2016 SPOT
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
WMST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.718, Directed Research, Fall 2015
ENGL 4900.706, Special Problems, Fall 2015
ENGL 5200.001, Studies in British Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period, Fall 2015 SPOT
ENGL 4435.001, Studies in Victorian Literature, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5760.001, Scholarly and Critical Writing, Spring 2015
ENGL 6810.001, Topics in Critical Theory, Fall 2014
ENGL 3924.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2014 Syllabus
WMST 3720.001, Women's Literature, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 3440.003, British and Anglophone Literature 1780 to the Present, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 4500.001, British Fiction, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 5200.001, Studies in British Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period, Fall 2013
ENGL 3442.001, Introduction to Victorian Literature, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ENGL 3440.001, British and Anglophone Literature 1780 to the Present, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 3440.003, British and Anglophone Literature 1780 to the Present, Fall 2012 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Gilbert, N. S. (2013). Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship. Stanford University Press.
Book Chapter
Gilbert, N. (2020). "Shirley Temple's Baby Burlesks". The Microgenre: A Quick Look at Small Culture.
Book Review
Gilbert, N. S. (2009). Review of "Mothers on the Fast Track," by Mary Ann Mason. Oxford UP, 2009.. Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Gilbert, N. S. (2008). Review of "The Marriage of Minds: Reading Sympathy in the Victorian Marriage Plot." Stanford University Press, 2007.. Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Journal Article
Gilbert, N. (2019). "Everything Old is Novel Again" (Introduction). Studies in the Novel. "Fifty Years of Studies in the Novel: A Look Back".
Gilbert, N. (2018). "Sex and the Storyworld: Narrativizing Desirability in the Early Films of Fred Astaire". JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory.
Gilbert, N. (2018). "Impatient to be Gone: Aphra Behn's Vindication of the Flights of Woman". Eighteenth-Century Life. Gone Girls: The Runaway Woman Narrative in 18th- and 19th-Century British Fiction.
Gilbert, N. (2017). "Lilith on the Moors: The Brontë Sisters' Runaway Women". Victorian Review. Gone Girls: The Runaway Woman Narrative in 18th- and 19th-Century British Fiction.
Gilbert, N. (2016). "Out of the Pasts: Reading Victorian Sensation Fiction through the Lens of Hollywood Film Noir". Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies.
Gilbert, N. S. (2015). "A Servitude of One's Own: Isolation, Authorship, and the Nineteenth-Century British Governess". Nineteenth-Century Literature. 69(4), .
Gilbert, N. S. (2012). "Thackeray, Sturges, and the Scandal of Censorship". PMLA. 127(3), .
Gilbert, N. S. (2011). "'She Makes Love for the Papers': Love, Sex, and Exploitation in Hitchcock's Mata Hari Films". Film & History. 41(2), .
Newspaper
Gilbert, N. S. (2013). "How Censorship Improves Art". Austin American-Statesman.
Other
Gilbert, N. (2018). "'All voices were for her': The Irresistible Indecency of Becky Sharp".

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Gilbert, N. (Principal), "Ernestine Richter Avery Fellowship," Sponsored by Huntington Library, Private, $3000.00 Funded. (20162016).
Gilbert, N. S. (Principal), "Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20132013).
Grant - Research
Gilbert, N., "Micro Mentoring Grant," University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (September 2019August 2020).
Gilbert, N. S. (Principal), "Micro Mentoring Grant," University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (August 2018July 2019).
Gilbert, N. S., "Scholarly and Creative Activity Award," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $4748 Funded. (20172017).
Gilbert, N. S. (Co-Principal), "Team Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $3500 Funded. (20152016).
Gilbert, N. S. (Principal), "Micro Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $1350 Funded. (20142015).
Gilbert, N. S. (Principal), "Scholarly and Creative Activity Award," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20142015).
Gilbert, N. S. (Co-Principal), "Team Mentoring Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (20142015).
Gilbert, N. S. (Principal), "Research Enabling Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $7500 Funded. (20132014).
Gilbert, N. S. (Principal), "Research Initiation Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $7500 Funded. (20132013).
Gilbert, N. S. (Principal), "Publication Grant," Sponsored by Text and Academic Authors Association, Private, $250 Funded. (20122012).
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