Patterson, Martha H. 1966–

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Patterson, Martha H. 1966–

(Martha Patterson)


Born September 11, 1966, in Detroit, MI; daughter of Robert A. and Helen H. Patterson; married William H. Thomas, Jr. (an educator), May 15, 1999; children: Mark, Walter. Ethnicity: ‘White.’ Education: Carleton College, B.A., 1988; University of Iowa, M.A., 1990, Ph.D., 1996.


Home—O'Fallon, IL. Office—McKendree University, 701 College Rd., Lebanon, IL 62254. E-mail—[email protected]


Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, visiting assistant professor, 1997-98; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, instructor, 1998-2000; Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, assistant professor, 2000-04; McKendree University, Lebanon, IL, associate professor, 2004—.


Beyond the Gibson Girl: Reimagining the American New Woman, 1894-1915, University of Illinois Press (Urbana, IL), 2005.

Contributor to the book Black Women Playwrights: Visions on the American Stage, edited by Carol P. Marsh-Lockett, Garland Publishing (New York, NY), 1998. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including African American Review, ATQ: 19th-Century American Literature and Culture, and Studies in American Fiction.

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