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Liora Selinger

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-3743
1 Wash Pl, Room 619

Office Hours
Tuesday 2-3
Thursday 2-3

B.A., Individualized Study, New York University, 2011
M.A., English, Princeton University, 2017

Liora Selinger is an advanced doctoral candidate in English at Princeton University. Her dissertation, “Romanticism, Childhood, and the Poetics of Explanation,” analyzes pedagogic language in Romantic-era British literature in which child characters and child readers are invited to participate in their learning, rather than passively receive adults’ explanations. She has published on representations in children’s fiction of girls’s education and the labor of women’s caregiving in Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. Her research and teaching interests include the literary history of childhood and education, poetry and poetics, religion and ethics, memory, subjectivity, and life writing.   She was the 2019 recipient of Princeton’s McCosh Prize for Distinguished Teaching and has received research and travel grants from Princeton’s Center for the Study of Religion and Princeton’s Center for Digital Humanities. As a fellow in the Princeton University Writing Program, she has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly writing and research projects. Prior to teaching at NYU Gallatin, Liora taught courses on Children’s Literature and Nineteenth-Century Fiction in Princeton University’s English Department.

Teaching and Research Interests

18th- and 19th-century Literature; British Romanticism; Childhood; Education; Religion and Ethics; Subjectivity and Memory; Autobiography; Poetry and Poetics; Expository Writing.

Liora Selinger