Deborah Spillman

Associate Professor


Contact Information

Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 401-38

Phone: 860.832.2745





British Colonial Realism in Africa: Inalienable Objects, Contested Domains, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

She has also published essays on George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Mary Kingsley, Edward Blyden, and D. H. Lawrence in various journals, including Nineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Studies in the Novel.


Research Interests

  • Victorian Literature
  • History of the Novel
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Literary and Cultural Theory

Courses Taught

  • ENG 205 Survey of British Literature: Middle Ages to the 18thCentury
  • ENG 206 Survey of British Literature: Romanticism to the Present
  • ENG 298 Introduction to Literary Studies
  • ENG 337 The Victorian Age: Victorian Ecologies; the Environment in Victorian Poetry and Prose
  • ENG 358 Advanced Studies in British Literature: Gothic Fiction
  • ENG 470 The Victorian Novel: The Novel and Empire
  • ENG 501 Modernity and its Discontents in Victorian Literature
  • ENG 540 Victorian Literature and Cultural Studies
  • CINE 201 The Language of Film