Eastern Michigan University
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Andrea Kaston Tange


613B Pray Harrold



Home Department

English Department


BA, English and American Literature, University of Vermont, 1991
MA, English and American Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
PhD 19th c. British literature and culture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000

Interests and Expertise

Identity and global, colonial politics; nineteenth-century travel narratives and the formation of empire; nineteenth-century Jewish life and migrations; visual culture, particularly representations of the self and the foreign; the development of literature for children; architecture and material culture; Victorian domestic life.

Publications and Presentations

Selected Publications

Architectural Identities: Domesticity, Literature, and the Victorian Middle Classes, University of Toronto Press, 2010. Named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the year.

Children and Empire Series (4 vols.), edited with Cheryl Cassidy; Routledge Press, forthcoming 2012. [collections of primary documents exploring parenting and childhood in the British and American empires in the 19th c.)
 Vol 1: The “Civilizing” Mission: Education, Morality and Conversion
 Vol 2: Management of Children: Life in Sickness and in Health
 Vol 3: Migrations and Cultural Differences: Children throughout the Empire
 Vol 4: Empire’s Children at Home: The Domestic Impact of a Presence Abroad

“Maternity Betrayed: Circulating Images of English Motherhood in India, 1857-1858,” Nineteenth-Century Contexts, forthcoming.
“Nineteenth-Century British Childhoods: Teaching at the Nexus of Children, Empire and Visual Culture,” Victorians Institute Journal, forthcoming.

 “Redesigning Femininity: Miss Marjoribanks’s Drawing-Room of Opportunity,” Victorian Literature and Culture, 36.1 (2008): 163-86.

“Constance Naden and the Erotics of Evolution: Mating the Woman of Letters with Man of Science,” Nineteenth-Century Literature, 61.2 (September 2006): 200-40.

Selected Conference Presentations
“Mutual Curiosities: Women Tourists and the Two-Way Gaze,” 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers, Columbus, OH, April 2011.

“’From personal observations I know nothing respecting them’: Louisa Anne Meredith Invents a Colonial Domesticity,” 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers, State College, TX, April 2010.

“‘A mirage of false wants’: Lucie Duff Gordon and the Victorian Image of Egypt,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Austin, TX, March 2010.

Courses Taught

  • LITR 443: Women and Literature
  • LITR 592: Nineteenth-Century Images of Women
  • LITR 592: Victorian Travel

The Women's and Gender Studies Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344