Helena Michie

Professor of English,
Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor in Humanities

Rice University

Helena Michie is Professor of English, Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor in Humanities, Chair of Faculty Advisory Board for the Program in Writing and Communication and Director of Graduate Studies in English at Rice University. She is the author of five books in Victorian Studies and the study of gender and sexuality. Her most recent book, Love Among the Archives: Writing the Lives of Sir George Scharf, Victorian Bachelor, with Robyn Warhol, won the North American Victorian Studies Associations 2015 Best Book of the Year prize. She is also the author of Victorian Honeymoons: Journeys to the Conjugal (Cambridge UP 2006); The Flesh Made Word: Female Figures and Women's Bodies (Oxford UP 1987); Sororophobia: Differences among Women in Literature and Culture (Oxford UP 1991); and co-author, with Naomi R. Cahn of Confinements: Fertility and Infertility in Contemporary United States Culture (Rutgers UP 1997). She has published articles on feminist theory and on Victorian literature and has been an NEH and a Guggenheim fellow. She is the co-editor, with Ronald Thomas, of the essay collection Nineteenth-Century Geographies: The Transformation of Space from the Victorian Age to the American Century (Rutgers UP 2002). Professor Michie teaches courses in feminist theory, literary theory, and Victorian literature and culture. She also teaches classes and workshops on professional writing. Professor Michie has served over the years in a number of administrative positions, including English Department Chair, director of the Program for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and the founding Faculty Advisory Board Chair for the program in Writing and Communication.