Associate Professor of English
Maria Su Wang teaches courses in 19th and 20th century British literature, the Victorian novel and world literature. She earned a bachelor's degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in English and minoring in French. Maria received her master's degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University, where she completed a dissertation that compares narrative techniques in Victorian novels with concepts from continental sociologists. Her article, titled, “Realism's Operative Paradox: Character Autonomy vs. Authorial Construction in Middlemarch,” has recently come out in Narrative. Her research interests include British realism, Victorian literature and culture, the theory and history of the novel, narrative theory, fictionality and continental social thought. Outside the classroom, she enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking and spending time with her husband and two children.