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Susan Goulding, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Graduate Faculty

Department: English

Office: The Great Hall Annex 406

Office Hours: Office hours by appointment.

Phone: 732-571-3615


Susan Goulding is Associate Professor of English. She earned her PhD from NYU in 1995, with a focus on 18th-century women writers and literary authority. She has published on Aphra Behn, Laetitia Pilkington, Mary Leapor, Mary Darby Robinson, and 20th-century writer Isak Dinesen. She was an NEH summer seminar participant in 1998. Dr. Goulding has served on multiple University committees, including General Education, Sabbaticals, Enrollment, and Undergraduate Studies, and has also served the English Department as DAC, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, and, from 2012 to 2022, Department Chair.

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her


Ph.D., New York University

M.A., Adelphi University

B.A., Adelphi University

Research Interests

The history of higher education in the US; equity in higher education; the role of humanities in current models of higher education; the historical novel; and literary biography.

Scholarly Articles

“Legitimizing Voice: Petrarchan Form in Mary Darby Robinson’s Sonnet Sequence Sappho and Phaon.” Essays in Romanticism 19 (2012): 65-82.

“Professing “Charlatanry”: The Pedagogical Possibilities of Dinesen’s “The Deluge at Norderney.” Eureka: Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 10 (2010): 64-84.

“Aphra Behn’s ‘Stories of Nuns’: Narrative Diversion and ‘Sister Books.’” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 10.1 (Fall 2008): 38-55.

“Claiming the Sacred Mantle: Pilkington’s Memoirs.Lewd and Notorious: Female Transgression in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Katharine Kittredge. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003. 47-68.

“Reading ‘Mira’s Will’: The Death of Mary Leapor and the Life of the Persona.” Modern Language Studies 32.2 (Fall 2002): 69-89.

“‘Mourn, Mourn, ye Muses’: Eighteenth-Century Women as Elegists.” 1650-1850: ideas, aesthetics, and inquiries in the early modern era 7 (2002): 143-161.

Professional Associations

Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society

Additional Information


Departmental Advising Coordinator
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Thesis Advisor and Second Reader
Honors Council
Undergraduate Major Curriculum Committee
Graduate Program Committee
General Education Course Committee


Recently Taught Classes

2024 Spring

  • Criticism and Theory – EN 441
  • Literature II: Neoclassical to the Present – EN 202

2023 Fall

  • Literature II: Neoclassical to the Present – EN 202

2023 Spring

  • Literature II: Neoclassical to the Present – EN 202
  • Seminar in English – EN 491

2022 Spring

  • Literature II: Neoclassical to the Present – EN 202

2021 Fall

  • Foundations of British Literature – EN 227

2021 Spring

  • College Composition I – EN 101

Frequently Taught Classes

  • British Literature I (EN 205)
  • College Composition I (EN 101)
  • College Composition II (EN 102)
  • College English I (EN 101)
  • College English II (EN 102)
  • Foundations of British Literature (EN 227)
  • Literature I: Ancient Through Renaissance (EN 201)
  • Literature II: Neoclassical to the Present (EN 202)
  • Restoration and Augustan Literature (EN 325)
  • Seminar in English (EN 491)