470-B Galvin Hall
Areas of Expertise
- British Romantic and Victorian literature
- Gender and sexuality studies
- Harry Potter
- PhD, English (minor in Woman's Studies), Indiana University, 1995
- MA, English, University of California, 1978
- BA, English, Kenyon College, 1976
Beth Sutton-Ramspeck's specialty is Victorian literature and culture, especially Victorian women writers. She is the author of Raising the Dust: The Literary Housekeeping of Mary Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Ohio University Press, 2004) and the editor of the utopian novel Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, of the novel Marcella by Mary Augusta Ward and the novel Helbeck of Bannisdale by Ward (forthcoming). She is working on a book about the Harry Potter series. She mainly teaches British literature courses, including the survey in British literature from 1800 to the present and seminars in Romantic-era poetry, Victorian poetry, the Victorian novel and Victorian women writers. She also teaches a Harry Potter course and the introduction to women's, gender and sexuality studies.
- “The Ambivalent Portrayal of Creativity in Harry Potter.” The Ravenclaw Chronicles: Reflections from Edinboro. Ed. Corbin Fowler. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2014. 122-40.
- “Domination, Autonomy and Character [in Harry Potter].” The Ravenclaw Chronicles: Reflections from Edinboro. Ed. Corbin Fowler. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2014. 72-86.
- Raising the Dust: Literary Housekeeping in the Writings of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Grand, and Mary Ward. Athens: Ohio UP, 2004.
- Sutton-Ramspeck, Beth, editor. Herland and Related Writings, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. (Edition) Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Press. 2012.
- Sutton-Ramspeck, Beth, editor. Marcella, by Mary Ward. Co-edited with Nicole B. Meller. Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Press. 2002.