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Bridget M. Marshall, Ph.D.

Associate Chair, Professor

College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Gothic novel, American literature, law & literature, New England witchcraft trials, disability in literature

Research Interests

Gothic novels, disability in literature, pedagogy, colonial American witchcraft trials, American literature, and transatlantic literary studies.


  • Ph D: English & American Literature, (2004), University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: "Narrative Justice: The Gothic and the Law in Anglo-America, 1790-1860"
  • MA: English & American Literature, (1999), University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA
  • BA: Double major in English Literature and Classical Civilization, (1996), Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA


Bridget M. Marshall's most recent book is "Industrial Gothic: Workers, Exploitation and Urbanization in Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Literature" (University of Wales Press, 2021). Her research and teaching focus on the Gothic, nineteenth-century American literature, witchcraft trials, disability in literature, and law and literature. Marshall has published articles on gambling addictions in Gothic Novels, witchcraft trials in western Massachusetts, phrenology and physiognomy in the Gothic novel, comic books in the classroom and plagiarism in popular culture. She is co-editor of the collection "Transnational Gothic: Literary and Social Exchanges in the Long Nineteenth Century" (Ashgate 2013) and author of "The Transatlantic Gothic Novel and the Law, 1790 - 1860" (Ashgate 2011).