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Eileen Gillooly

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Title Associate Director, Heyman Center for the Humanities; Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Department English & Comparative Lit
Email eg48@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 9031
Address Heyman Center for the Humanities
2960 Broadway
Mail Code: MC 5730
United States
Biography Eileen Gillooly, an associate professor of English who specializes in nineteenth-century Britain, is the associate director of both the Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Society of Fellows at Columbia University. She earned her BA at Scripps College and her PhD at Columbia. Her books include Smile of Discontent: Humor, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (1999), which was awarded the Perkins Prize by the International Society for the Study of Narrative; Victorian Prism: Refractions of the Crystal Palace (2007), co-edited with James Buzard and Joseph Childers; and Contemporary Dickens (2009), co-edited with Deirdre David. She has been awarded research fellowships by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation (1990-91), American Council of Learned Societies (1996-97), the National Endowment for the Humanities (2003-04), and the National Humanities Center (2009-10). She is currently working on a book about parental feeling in nineteenth-century middle-class Britain and revising the Norton Critical Edition of David Copperfield.