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Terry Castle
Walter A. Haas Professor of the Humanities
Stanford University

Terry Castle is the Walter A. Haas Professor of the Humanities at Stanford University, where she has taught since 1983. She specializes in the history of the novel, especially the works of Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and Austen. But she has taught a wide variety of other subjects too: the literature of the First World War; British modernism; Virginia Woolf, Radclyffe Hall, and other twentieth-century women writers; psychoanalytic theory; literature and opera; and gay and lesbian writing. She has written seven books: Clarissa's Ciphers: Meaning and Disruption in Richardson’s ‘Clarissa’ (1982); Masquerade and Civilization: The Carnivalesque in Eighteenth-Century English Culture and Fiction (1986); The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture (1993); The Female Thermometer: Eighteenth-Century Culture and the Invention of the Uncanny (1995); Noel Coward and Radclyffe Hall: Kindred Spirits (1996); Boss Ladies, Watch Out! Essays on Women, Sex, and Writing (2002); Courage, Mon Amie (2002); and The Professor: A Sentimental Education (2010). She is the editor of a prize-winning anthology, The Literature of Lesbianism: A Historical Anthology from Ariosto to Stonewall (2003).  Several of her essays have likewise won individual prizes, including the William Riley Parker Prize awarded annually by the Modern Language Association for the best critical essay of the year.  In 1995, The Female Thermometer was a finalist for the PEN Spielvogel-Diamondstein Award for the Art of the Essay.  Her latest book, The Professor, has likewise been named as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  She writes regularly for the London Review of Books, New Republic, Atlantic, and other magazines and journals.