Dr. Julie Wilhelm

College of Letters and Sciences
Arts and Humanities

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College of Letters and Sciences

Julie Wilhelm is an Assistant Professor of English at National University at the Costa Mesa Campus. Before joining the National University faculty, she worked for five years as an Assistant Professor at Lamar University in Texas. She teaches courses in the English B.A. and M.A. Programs and is Course Lead for LIT 100: Introduction to Literature. She is an Assistant Editor of StoryTelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative, a peer-reviewed journal of the humanities, and serves on many committees at National University, including the General Education Committee and the Senate Regional Committee.

Born and raised in Southern California, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in English at California State University, Fullerton. Focusing on nineteenth-century American literature, she earned her Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include sentimentalist humor, affect, and labor in American literature, gender studies, and the Gothic. She has published essays on nineteenth-century sentimentalist humor in Studies in American Humor and Legacy, and has an essay on The House of the Seven Gables forthcoming in The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review. She is also the co-author of an essay on the Gothic Bear forthcoming in Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siècle to the Millennium.