Welcome to the homepage of
Ellen Gruber Garvey, Professor in the English Department of New Jersey City University, where she also teaches Women's and Gender Studies.
Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance is just out from Oxford University Press. You can read a blog entry on it here:
Writing with Scissors tells about
en and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks â€“ the ancestors of Google and blogging. From Mark Twain to Susan B. Anthony, African American janitors to farmwomen, abolitionists to Confederates, people cut out and pasted down their reading. Their work reveals their personal, passionate, often critical and always dynamic relationship to media. You can find more about it on the Scrapbook History blog.
She is past President of the New York Metro American Studies Association and the Research Society for American Periodicals, whose website she initiated. She has held fellowships from the
National Endowment for the Humanities,
the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, NC,
the Massachusetts Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society. She also
held the Fulbright Walt Whitman Distinguished Lecturing Chair in American Literature in the Netherlands.
Her teaching interests include 19th century American literature, print culture, popular literature, lesbian and gay literature, and children's literature.