Toni Wein came to literary studies and teaching
late, after a career as a professional actress.
She got her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she specialized in Romanticism and wrote her dissertation on the Gothic novel. Since then, she has taught at Gettysburg College in the rolling foothills of Pennsylvania, in London, England, and at Princeton University, on the greenswards of New Jersey.
She has published articles on eighteenth-to twentieth-century British literature in the journals SEL, Genre, English Language Notes, Contemporary Fiction, and Women’s Studies. Her book, British Identities, Heroic Nationalisms, and the Gothic Novel 1764-1824, appeared in 2002 from Palgrave Press.
She is happy to have arrived in Fresno, the garden of the San Joaquin Valley, where she can pursue her interests in nationalism, ecological Romanticism, gender studies, and women’s literature.