Ellen Brinks

Professor and Graduate Coordinator


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Professor and Graduate Coordinator
  • Concentration:

    • Literature
  • Department:

    • English, English Grad, English Undergrad, and Women's Studies & Gender Research
  • Education:

    • PhD


Professor. B.A., Philosophy and German, Agnes Scott College; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Princeton University.

Professor Brinks teaches courses in British Romanticism, the Victorian period, literary theory, gothic literature and film, and in colonial and postcolonial literatures. Her research explores the cultural context of gender and sexuality and the tensions between individual and social expressions of identity. She has published numerous essays, including ones on women and 17th-century cartography, on the intersection of economics and sexuality in contemporary film, on the presence of the aesthetic in Winnicottian object relations theory, and on gothic representation and traumatic history. Her first book, Gothic Masculinity, appeared in 2003,  and her second book, Anglophone Indian Women Writers, 1870-1920, was published by Ashgate Press in 2013.


Ellen Brinks’s new book, Anglophone Indian Women Writers, 1870-1920, has been published by Ashgate Press.