Faculty Profile

Susan Levin

PROFESSOR, LITERATURE
Building: Morton
Room: 326
Phone: 201.216.5396
Fax: 201.216.8245
Email: slevin@stevens.edu
School:  College of Arts & Letters
Department:  Literature
Education

B.A. Cornell University
M.A. Columbia University
Ph.D. Columbia University

Research

Nineteenth century poetry and prose; Theater of the Romantic Period; Women Composers and Their Work. [Poster]

General Information

GREECE: Ancient Literary Legacy, Modern Entrepreneurial Technology

Begun in 2009 with support from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, this project through classes, lectures, symposia, and conferences integrates the study of classical literature with Stevens' focus on technology, invention and entrepreneurship.

Institutional Service

PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AREA COORDINATOR, LITERATURE AND COMMUNICATIONS

Service on Institute P&T (3x), Faculty Council, Committee on Committees, Academic Standards

Organizer of Stevens' Annual V-DAY  

Courses Developed and Taught

  • Western Literature: Iliad to Kafka
  • Analysis of Literary Forms
  • British Romanticism
  • Victorian Literature
  • Romanticism: Painting, Literature, Music
  • Survey of Dramatic Literature
  • Shakespeare Survey
  • Shakespeare in the City
  • Literature and the Arts
  • Survey of British Literature
  • Science Fiction
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    Honors & Awards

    Graduated from Cornell Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude in English, General Distinction in all subjects
    American Association of University Women Fellowship
    NEH Summer Stipend
    2 ACLS Fellowships (Grants in Aid)
    NEH Travel to Collections Grant
    New Jersey Governor's Fellowship
    New Jersey Council for the Humanities Grant
    Stevens research award--3 times
    Stevens Outstanding Teacher Award for the rank of full professor

    Master of Engineering, Honoris Causa, Stevens Institute of Technology 

    Professional Societies

    MODERN LANGUAGES ASSOCIATION;  NORTH AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF ROMANTICISM; ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION

     

    Selected Publications
    Books
    1. Susan M. Levin. Dorothy Wordsworth and Romanticism, Rutgers University Press, 1987.
    2. Susan M. Levin. The Romantic Art of Confession, Camden House/Boydell Brewer, 1998.
    3. Susan M. Levin. Longman Cultural Edition of Dorothy Wordsworth, Longman/Pearson, 2008.
    4. Susan M. Levin. Dorothy Wordsworth and Romanticism, 2nd Revised Edition, McFarland, 2009.
    Book Chapters
    1. Susan M. Levin. "A Fourfold Vision: William Blake and Doris Lessing", Blake and the Moderns, SUNY Albany Press, 1982.
    2. Susan M. Levin and Robert Ready. "Byron, Keats, and Shelley", Columbia History of British Poetry, Columbia University Press, 1993.
    3. Susan M. Levin. "The Gipsy is a Jewess: Harriett Abrams and Feminine Romanticism", Romantic Women Writers: Voices and Countervoices, UPNE, 1995.
    4. Susan M. Levin. "Vice, Ugly Vice: Memoirs of Mrs. Billington from her Birth ", Romantic Autobiography in England, Ashgate, 2009.
    Journals
    1. Susan M. Levin. "Articles on nineteenth-century texts, women composers, autobiography", Cornell Review, Prose Studies, Keats-Shelley Journal, Massachusetts Review, European Romantic Review, Nineteenth-Century Prose, Wordsworth Circle.
    Generic
    1. Susan M. Levin. "Encyclopedia Entries--Dorothy Wordsworth", Dictionary of Literary Biography, Blackwell Encyclopedia of Romantic Genre,.
    Courses
    • HLI 113 Western Literature: Classical Literature
    • HLI 114 Western Literature: Middle Ages to the Present
    • HLI 116 Analysis of Literary Forms
    • HLI 314 19th Century English Literature: Victorians
    • HLI 316 Science Fiction
    • HLI 331 Shakespeare
    • HLI 335 Shakespeare in the City
    • HLI 341 19th Century English Literature: Romanticism
    • HLI 342 Modern Drama
    • HLI 344 British Fiction
    • HLI 417 English Literature from Beowulf to the Restoration (1660)
    • HLI 446 English Literature: Restoration (1660) to the Present
    • HLI 447 Survey of British Literature
    • HLI 345 A Survey of Dramatic Literature
    • HLI 351 Romanticism: Painting, Literature, Music
    • HLI 471 Literature and the Arts