Judith Richardson is a senior lecturer in English and program coordinator for American Studies. After receiving her PhD from Harvard University, Judith began teaching at Stanford in 2001, offering a range of courses on American literature, including classes on women writers, early American literature, autobiographies, and the literature of cities. The author of Possessions: The History and Uses of Haunting in the Hudson Valley (2003) she continues to write and lecture—at Stanford and beyond—on the history and literature of New York, and on issues of place and cultural memory more broadly. She is currently working on a book about nineteenth-century America’s “plant-mindedness,” its multivalent obsession with vegetable matters.
Autumn, Spring 2019-2020
AMSTUD 160: Perspectives on American Identity (ENGLISH 165)
American Women Writers, 1850-1920 (AMSTUD 139B, FEMGEN 139B)
Perspectives on American Identity (AMSTUD 160)
Sex and the Novel (FEMGEN 130S)