Loyola University Maryland

Department of English

Victoria Barnett-Woods

Lecturer-Visiting Affiliate Assistant 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 337: Seminar: Pirates, Slaves & Witches: Reading the Eighteenth Century (British Caribbean)



  • Barnett-Woods, Victoria. Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World: Objects and Capital in the Transatlantic Imagination. Routledge. 2020.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Article Under Revision: “Maritime Mercenaries and the Politics of Piracy: The Narrative of Alonzo Ramírez and Defoe’s Captain Singleton.” Under revision for Summer 2019 issue of Digital Defoe:  Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries.
  • Barnett-Woods, Victoria.  “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. 
  • Barnett-Woods, Victoria.  “Passing Through the Cracks: Gossip and Subversion in Forster’s A Passage to India and Sidhwa’s Cracking India.”  The Word Hoard 1:4 (2015). 61-74.  

Book Chapters:

  • Book Chapter in Progress: “Transatlantic Domesticity and the Limits of a Genre” for edited collection on Alternative Perspectives on Home. Edited by Karen Lipsedge and Stephen Hague.
  • Book Chapter in Progress: “The Woman of Colour” in Handbook of the British Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • Forthcoming: “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.
  • Forthcoming: “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.
  • Barnett-Woods, Victoria. “Introduction.” Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Bloomington: Caribe House Press, 2016. Pp ix-xxvii.

Book Reviews:

  • In Progress: Review of  Jennifer Diggins, Coastal Sierra Leone for the journal Global Maritime History.
  • Barnett-Woods, Victoria. “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.
  • Barnett-Woods, Victoria. “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:

  • Article in Progress: “Justice on Trial: Obeah and Colonial Law in British Guiana.”
  • Article in Progress: “Complicated Embodiments: Race, Desire and Death in Claire de Duras’ Ourika.”



Anna DeBlasio

Anna DeBlasio

An actor and singer, Anna says she cultivated her career in the arts through grants from Loyola

English, Fine Arts