Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Dr. Victoria Barnett-Woods

Assistant Teaching Professor

Vicki Barnett-Woods


Humanities 242 D
Department of English
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Phone:  410-617-5834


  • Ph.D., The George Washington University
  • M.A., Marquette University
  • B.A., California State University, Northridge

Courses Taught

  • EN 101: Understanding Literature
  • EN 203: Major Writers: English Literature
  • EN 335: 18th Century Utopia and Empires
  • EN 337: Seminar: Pirates, Slaves & Witches: Reading the Eighteenth Century (British Caribbean)
  • EN 350: The Romantic Movement



  • Editor. Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World: Objects and Capital in the Transatlantic Imagination. Routledge. 202

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “Models of Morality: The Bildungsroman and Social Reform in The Female American and The Woman of Colour.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 45:7 (2016).  613-623. 
  • In Progress: "Benevolent Whiteness: Migration and Race in a Transatlantic Context” in a special issue of Immigrants and Minorities: Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and Diaspora. Winter 2022. 

Book Chapters

  • Forthcoming: “Transatlantic Domesticity and the Limits of a Genre” for edited collection on Alternative Perspectives on Home. Edited by Karen Lipsedge and Stephen Hague.
  • In Progress: “The Woman of Colour” in Handbook of the British Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century.
  • “Creole Nationalism, Mobility, and Gendered Politics in Zelica the Creole.” In Krueger, Misty (Ed.), Transatlantic Women Travelers. To be published with Bucknell University Press,   Winter 2018.
  • “Fetishes and the Fetishized: Obeah and the Material World of the Black Atlantic” in Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World: Objects and Capital in the Transatlantic Imagination. Ed.  Victoria Barnett-Woods. Routledge.

Book Reviews

  • In Progress: Review of Gretchen Gerzina, editor, Britain’s Black Past, for The Johnsonian Letter (Samuel Johnson Society). Fall 2021. 
  • Forthcoming: Review of Candace Ward’s Crossing the Line: Early Creole Novels and Anglophone Caribbean Culture in the Age of Emancipation. For Eighteenth-Century Theory and Interpretation. Summer 2021.  
  • “Histories of Imperial Vision.” Review Article of Abigail Swingen's Competing Visions of Empire and Lisa Lowe's The Intimacies of Four Continents. New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, Spring 2017, p. 68.
  • “Review of Sunil Agnani’s Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism.” South Asian Review, vol. 38:1 (2017), p.127. 

Current Research 

Manuscript in Progress: Reading the West Indies: Empire, Slavery, and the Rise of the Novel.


Amber Davis


Amber’s interdisciplinary major and minor allow her to explore different paths that incorporate her academic passions and career pursuits

English, Communication, Writing