Nancy Moore Goslee Professor of English
301 McClung Tower
Nancy Henry specializes in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century realist novels (especially the life and work of George Eliot), literature and economics (especially women and finance), and Animal Studies (especially horses in nineteenth-century literature and culture).
Professor Henry teaches courses on the nineteenth-century British novel, major authors (George Eliot, Charles Dickens), the short story, and introduction to fiction. Graduate courses have included nineteenth-century novels, literature and finance and Victorian Studies/Animal Studies.
- Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1994
- M.A., The University of Chicago, 1988
- B.A., Stanford University, 1987
- Women, Literature and Finance in Victorian Britain: Cultures of Investment. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
- The Life of George Eliot. Blackwell Critical Biography Series. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. (Paperback issued, 2015).
- The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot. Cambridge University Press, 2008. Japanese translation, 2014.
- George Eliot and the British Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2002. (Paperback issued, 2006).
- The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot (2nd Edition). Eds. Nancy Henry and George Levine. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
- Victorian Investments: New Perspectives on Finance and Culture. Eds. Nancy Henry and Cannon Schmitt. Indiana University Press, 2009.
- The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot. Edited with an introduction, notes and additional material by Nancy Henry. New Riverside Editions, Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
- Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell. Edited with an introduction and notes by Nancy Henry. Everyman Paperbacks, 2001.
- Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell. Edited with an introduction and notes by Nancy Henry. Everyman Paperbacks, 1997.
- Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot. Edited with an introduction and notes by Nancy Henry. Pickering and Chatto (UK) and University of Iowa Press (paperback), 1994.
- “George Eliot’s Humans and Animals.” George Eliot Review 51 (2020): 41-54.
- “George Eliot and Jonathan Swift.” Etudes Anglaises 73:1 (2020): 57-73.
- “Horseracing Fraud in Victorian Fiction.” Special Issue on Fraud and Forgery. Eds. Eleanor McCausland and Jakob Gaardbo Nielsen. Victorian Review 45:2, 2020: 235-52.
- “‘It was all over with Wildfire’: Horse Accidents in George Eliot’s Fiction.” George Eliot: Interdisciplinary Essays. Eds. Jean Arnold and Lila Harper (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019): 197-211.
- “High Interest and Impaired Security: Trollope’s Women Investors.” Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope. Eds. Ortwin de Graef, David Skilton and Frederik Van Dam (Edinburgh University Press, 2019): 303-316.
- “George Eliot and Politics.” Revised version of previously published essay in the Cambridge Companion to George Eliot (2nd edition). Eds. Nancy Henry and George Levine (Cambridge UP, 2019): 155-174.
- “Money and Business.” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Eds. Dino Feluga, Pamela K. Gilbert and Linda Hughes, 2015.
- “2008 and All That: Economics and Victorian Literature” (Review Essay). Victorian Literature and Culture 43:1 (2015): 217-222.
- “Charlotte Riddell: Novelist of the City” in Economic Women: Essays on Desire and Dispossession in Nineteenth-Century British Culture. Eds. Jill Rappoport and Lana Dalley. Ohio State UP, 2014: 258-270.
- “George Eliot and Finance” in The Blackwell Companion to George Eliot. Eds. Amanda Anderson and Harry Shaw. Wiley Blackwell, 2013: 323-337.
Professor Henry is a co-editor of The Journal of Victorian Culture (Oxford UP) and George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies (Penn State UP).
- Senior Career Award for Research and Creative Achievement. College of Arts and Sciences. UT, 2019
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 2014-15
- Chancellor’s Award for Research and Creative Achievement. UT, 2013