Morgan, Rosemarie (Rosemarie Anne Louise Morgan)

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Morgan, Rosemarie (Rosemarie Anne Louise Morgan)


Born in London, England; immigrated to United States, 1983; U.S. citizen; daughter of Barton T. (a financier) and Patricia G. Morgan; married Ben Alexander, 1956 (died, 1996); married Russell Graves (an employment coordinator; marriage ended); children: (first marriage) Adam T., Ruth E., Miriam C.; (with Guy Streatfeild) Alice V. Morgan. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Open University, diploma, 1977; Council for National Academic Awards, B.A. (with honors), 1979; University of St. Andrews, Ph.D., 1982; postdoctoral study at Yale University, 1983-85. Politics: Green Party.


Home—New Haven, CT. Office—Department of English, Yale University, High St., New Haven, CT 06545; fax: 203-865-7718. E-mail—[email protected].


Teacher of English as a second language at a secondary school in Dorset, England, 1980; Yale University, New Haven, CT, lecturer in English, 1985-2002, research fellow, 2003—. Post College, Waterbury, CT, adjunct professor, 1986-88; distinguished visiting professor, University of British Columbia, 1989, and Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, 1994. Web site designer for Hardy Association Literary Web site and Berkshire Bach Society.


Modern Language Association of America, Thomas Hardy Association (president, 1998), Thomas Hardy Society (vice president, 1998), Berkshire Bach Society (member of board of directors), St. Andrews Literary Society (president), University Women's Club (London, England).


Award from Royal Academy of Arts, 1977-78; research grant from Russell Trust, 1983; Literary Web site Award, British Broadcasting Corp., 1999-2002.


The Man from Tekoa: A Play, Galliard (London, England), 1974.

Women and Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy, Routledge & Kegan Paul (New York, NY), 1988.

Cancelled Words: Rediscovering Thomas Hardy, Routledge & Kegan Paul (New York, NY), 1992.

(Editor) Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd, Penguin World Classics (New York, NY), 1999.

(Editor) Editing Hardy, Thomas Hardy Association Press (New Haven, CT), 1999.

(Editor, with Richard Nemesvari) Human Shows: Essays in Honour of Michael Millgate, Thomas Hardy Association Press (New Haven, CT), 2000.

(Editor) Days to Recollect: Essays Dedicated to Robert Schweik, Thomas Hardy Association Press (New Haven, CT), 2000.

(Editor, with William W. Morgan) The Emma Poems, Thomas Hardy Association Press (New Haven, CT), 2001.

Student Companion to Thomas Hardy, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2006.

Work represented in anthologies, including The Feminist Companion to Literature in English, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1990; The Literature of Place, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1993; Essays from Cambridge, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1995; Nineteenth-Century Autobiography: Mortal Pages, Literary Lives, Scolar Press, 1995; and From Novel to Screen, edited by Terry Wright, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2005. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals.


Rosemarie Morgan once told CA: "An important goal of my writing is to challenge received interpretations of women in literature and historical views of women in Victorian society. I am also interested in the relationships between children and literature and society."



Times Literary Supplement, December 23, 1988, review of Women and Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy, p. 1414.