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Claudia Stumpf

Lecturer, English and Media Studies
Ph.D., Tufts University, 2015
MA, Tufts University, 2008
BA, Yale University, 2003
Office: Adamian Academic Center 088 | 781.891._2512 |

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Claudia Stumpf holds a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Tufts University. She is a specialist in eighteenth and nineteenth century British literature and gender studies as well as writing and composition.

Teaching Interests

Gender Studies and Feminist Theory; Composition and Rhetoric; Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century British literature

Research Interests

Women's and Gender Studies; Pedagogy; British Romanticism; Trauma theory; Gothic literature and sentimental literature; Postcolonial literature

Awards and Honors

2019, Faculty Affairs Committee Grant, Bentley University
2016, Faculty Affairs Committee Grant, Bentley University
2011, GIFT (Graduate Institute for Teaching) Fellowship, Tufts University
2005, Provost's Fellowship, Tufts University


Journal Article(s)
Stumpf, C. J. (2012). Shattering Trauma: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and the Problem of Making Meaning. Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature (2.2).

Book Chapters
Stumpf, C. J. (2019). Moralizing among ruins: Christianity, Patriarchy, and the Struggle for Narrative Authority. Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism (375 ed.) (pp. 119-162). Gale/Cengage

Stumpf, C. J. (2011). Lions of Flaming Fire: The Violence of Meaning in William Blake. Literary and Poetic Representations of Work and Labor in Europe and Asia During the Romantic Era: Charting a Motif Across Boundaries of Culture, Place, and Time. Mellen Press

Stumpf, C. J. (2015). The Road of Excess: Writing Trauma in Sentimental and Gothic Texts 1740-1830.

Conference Presentations

Stumpf, C. J. (2018). "Teaching Through Role-Playing Games." Presented at the Bentley Learning and Teaching Council's Innovations in Teaching Showcase, Bentley University .

Stumpf, C. J. (2018). "Imagined Connections: The Space of Empathy in the Undergraduate Classroom." Presented at the NeMLA's The 49th Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

Stumpf, C. J. (2017). "Teaching Transamerica: Trans Bodies in the Spotlight." Presented at the NeMLA's 48th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Stumpf, C. J. (2016). "Little Bee and the Violence of Empathetic Reconciliation." Presented at the NeMLA's 47th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Hartford Connecticut.

Stumpf, C. J. (2016). "The Wisdom of Mrs. Bennet: Unlikely Sources of Insight in Jane Austen." Presented at the NeMLA's 47th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Hartford Connecticut.

Stumpf, C. J. (2015). "Hybridity, Trauma, and Narrative: Equiano's Gothic Narrative." Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies's 46th ASECS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

Stumpf, C. J. (2012). "Telling It Over, Over Again: The Castle of Wolfenbach, Traumatic Repetition, and the Failure of Closure in the Gothic Novel." Presented at the ICR's International Conference on Romanticism, Tempe, AZ.

Stumpf, C. J. (2010). "Clarissa and Narrative Excess." Presented at the The Harvard Humanities Seminar on Eighteenth-Century Studies's New Eyes on the Eighteenth Century, Cambridge, mA.

Stumpf, C. J. (2009). "Gothic Excess." Presented at the Northeast Modern Languages Association's 40th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language AssociationNew , Boston, MA.

Stumpf, C. J. (2008). "The ‘Voluptuous’ Language of Charlotte Dacre’s Zofloya." Presented at the British Women Writers Association's British Women Writers Conference, Bloomington, IN.


Department Service
Committee Member for Research and Pedagogy Committee, 2018 - Present
Task Force Member for Ad-Hoc Curriculum Task Force, 2019 - 2020
Committee Member for Pedagagy Committee, 2016 - 2018
Committee Member for Literature and Cinema Committee, 2015 - 2016

University Service
Committee Member for Selection Committee for Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 2021 - Present
Committee Member for Gender and Sexuality Student Programs Advisory Committee, 2020 - Present
Gender Studies Minor Coordinator, 2018 - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for Liberal Studies Major (Media, Arts and Society), 2015 - Present
Committee Member for Equity Center Advisory Committee, 2018 - 2019
Faculty Advisor for First Year Seminar Program, 2016 - 2018
Participant for Conversation Partners Program, 2015 - 2016
Trainee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Steering Committee - 2014

Public Service
Guest Speaker for Tufts University Summer Scholars Program - 2019
Guest Speaker for Tufts University Summer Scholars Program - 2018
Guest Speaker for Waltham Public Library - 2017