Stephanie Batcos

  • B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • M.A., University of Delaware
  • Ph.D., University of Delaware

"I learn in order to teach; I teach in order to learn."

Stephanie Batcos | Writing professor



Previous Positions

Visiting professor, Berry College; instructor, University of Delaware; claims representative, Farmers Insurance

Publications and presentations

Recent publications

  • "'By far the best of the war books': Edith Wharton and The Book of the Homeless," in Edith Wharton and the Material Cultures of the Book, edited by Shafquat Towheed, (London: Macmillan Press), forthcoming.
  • Review of Transatlantic Subjects: Acts of Migration and Cultures of Transnationalism between Greece and America by Ioanna Laliotou, in Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship, Fall 2008.
  • "Lessons from the Writer: Olive Senior's Over the Roofs of the World and the Interface of the Caribbean-Canadian Reader," in Beyond the Canebrakes: West Indian Women Writers in Canada, edited by Emily Allen Williams, (Trenton, N. J.: Africa World Press, 2008).

Recent presentations

  • "Abstractions of War: Edith Wharton's Vision of France as Journalist, Editor, and Novelist," SECAC, Richmond, VA, October 2010.
  • "Secrets, Thresholds, and Doors: Edith Wharton, Manhattan's Original Gossip Girl," SCAD Liberal Arts Lecture Series, Atlanta, March 2010.
  • "The Significance of Design: The Threshold as Symbol in Edith Wharton's The Decoration of Houses and in Selected Works of Her Fiction," SECAC, Mobile, AL, October 2009.
  • "Olive Senior and the Interface of the Caribbean-Canadian Reader," International Conference on Caribbean Literature, St. Lucia, November 2007.