Professor of English
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DegreesPHD, 1976, Univ Maryland; MA, 1962, Boston Univ; BA, 1961, Boston Univ
Julia Markus received the Houghton Mifflin Literary Award for her first novel, Uncle, which was followed by three well-received novels, American Rose, Friends Along the Way and A Change of Luck, as well as her critically acclaimed biographies, Dared and Done: The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning and Across An Untried Sea: Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time. She has won a National Endowment for the Arts grant and two National Endowment for the Humanities grants. Her most recent book is J. Anthony Froude: The Last Undiscovered Great Victorian.
Teaching InterestsCreative Writing with an emphasis on character building and narrative voice as well as a special interest in Children's Literature.
Research InterestsNineteenth century subjects. I've written biographies of the Brownings' Marriage (Knopf), the independent women of the expatriate community in Rome in the 19th century (Knopf) and a biography of James Anthony Froude (Scribner). I am now working on a biography of Lady Byron. I am also working on a "true-life novel."
Recent Courses Taught
|CRWR 184X||ADV TPC: WRTNG CHILDRNS LIT||Undergraduate|
|CRWR 191I||SPC TPC: FAMILY DRAMA||Undergraduate|
|CRWR 191K||SPC TPC: NARRATIVE VOICE||Undergraduate|
|CRWR 243||CREATIVE NON-FICTION WRITING||Graduate|
|CRWR 291F||THE LONGER WORKS||Graduate|
|CRWR 293A||SPCL STUDIES: NARRATIVE VOICE||Graduate|
|CRWR 294D||SPC STD: MKING OF THE GLDN BWL||Graduate|
|CRWR 303||M.F.A. PROJECT||Graduate|