Ph.D., English, Stanford University, 1989
B.A., English, Saint Louis University, 1980
Sue Zemka is a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her PhD from Stanford and her BA from Saint Louis University. Professor Zemka studies Victorian literature and culture and has written on the novel, temporality, media history, and religion. Her recent book, Time and the Moment in Victorian Literature and Society (Cambridge UP, 2011), analyzes the nineteenth-century fascination with suddenness and momentary events. Her essays have appeared in ELH, Representations, Victorian Studies, and Nineteenth-Century Literature. She also teaches “The Bible as Literature” and is on the faculty for the Program in Jewish Studies.
Regional and Thematic Interests
Literature and the Arts
2011. Time and the Moment in Victorian Literature and Society. Cambridge University Press, 2011
1998. Victorian Testaments: The Bible, Christology, and Literary Authority in Early-Nineteenth-Century British Culture. Stanford University Press.