Eliza Richards

Email:   ecr@email.unc.edu
Office:   Greenlaw 228
Curriculum Vitae:   Microsoft Office document icon cv.complete.March 2014.doc
Hire Date:   2 004

Administrative or staff position:  
Director of Undergraduate Studies


Associate Professor

Affiliated faculty, Comparative Literature

Adjunct faculty,  American Studies


PhD, University of Michigan

MA, University of Michigan

BA, Bates College


Book manuscript: Correspondent Lines: Poetry and Journalism in the US Civil War


Emily Dickinson in Context. Cambridge UP, 2013. More information here:


Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe’s Circle. Cambridge UP, 2004. More information  here:

 Selected essays :

"Whitman and Menken: Loosing and Losing Tongues," Whitman Among the Bohemians. Ed. Edward Whitley and Joanna Levin (U Iowa P, forthcoming 2014).

"Poe's Lyrical Media: The Raven's Returns," Poe's Republic of Letters: Remapping Antebellum American Print Culture. Ed. J. Gerald Kennedy and Jerome McGann (Louisiana State UP , 2012).

"Weathering the News in US Civil War Poetry," Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth Century American Poetry. Ed Kerry Larson (CUP, 2011), 113-134.

"'Death's Surprise, Stamped Visible': Emily Dickinson and Civil War Photography." Amerikastudien/American Studies 54.1 (2009): 13-33.

"Correspondent Lines: Poetry and Journalism in the US Civil War." ESQ 54.1-4 (2008): 144-169.

“‘How News Must Feel When Traveling’: Dickinson and Civil War Media.” Blackwell’s Companion to Emily Dickinson. Ed. Martha Nell Smith and Mary Loeffelholz (2006).


Selected Research Awards:

Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Fellow, National Humanities Center, 2010-2011.

Spray-Randleigh Researach Fellowship, 2004.

AAS-NEH Award, 2002-2003.

Harper-Schmidt Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1997-1998.


Selected Courses:


Civil War Media, Nineteenth-Century US Poetry, Lyric Theory, Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Literature, Romanticisms, various classes in US literature before 1900.


Imagining the US Civil War, Emily Dickinson in her Time, Poetry and Democracy, American Novel, American Sentimentalism, classes in US poetry before 1900, survey classes in US literature before 1950

Teaching Awards

Chapman Family Teaching Award, 2015

Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2013

Graduate Student Mentoring Award, 2011-2012

Association of Graduate English Students Award for Excellence in Mentoring on the M.A. Level, 2005-2006

Gitner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2002