Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff

Cynthia Huff


Office Address: STV 333 D
Office Phone: (309) 438-7383
Office Hours:

M/W 3:15-4:15 or by appt.

Email: Contact Cynthia Huff (cahuff)
Website: Visit Cynthia Huff’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG218.01Studies in the Victorian Period M W 14:00 - 15:15STV 0221
ENG560.01Seminar in Literature & Culture W 17:30 - 21:20STV 0410
ENG591.04Practicum (Internship) in College Teaching   
Teaching Interests:
Women’s Literature Globally

Victorian Literature

Feminist Theories

Research Interests:
Women’s’ Life, especially writing

Victorian culture and science and its impacts

Letters and diaries

Using life-writing as a pedagogical resource

Familial self-presentation
Ph.D. English, The University of Iowa, 1984

M.A. History, The University of Iowa, 1980

B.A. with High Honors, English, The University of Oklahoma, 1972
Selected Publications:

Ed. Towards a Geography of Women’s Life Writing and Imagined Communities. London & NY: Routledge, 2005.

“Victorian Family Fictions.” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 19 (2004): 89-99.

“Victorian Exhibitionism and Eugenics: The Case of Francis Galton and the 1899 Crystal Palace Dog Show.” Victorian Review 28 (November 2002): 1-20.

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