Elizabeth Bleicher

Elizabeth Bleicher

Associate Professor, Interim Chair, Department of Education and Exploratory Program Director, Department of English
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Graduate Study in Education
Faculty, Honors Program

Specialty:First-year Student Experience; 19C British Literature; English Education; Revaluing Liberal Education; Faculty-student collaboration in Humanities; Failure and Resilience Studies
Phone:(607) 274-1531
Office:313 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Courses Taught:

Exploring the Options: Finding Purpose and a Path in College

Why are we Here? Student Culture and the Problem of College

The Little Dickens

Dickens and London

Romantic and Victorian Literature

Fallen Women and Ruined Men: Studies in Nineteenth-century English Literature

Progress and Peril: Studies in the Nineteenth-century British Novel

Practice and Pedagogy for the Secondary School English Teacher

Professional Semester in Secondary Education


Recent Publications:

"Lessons from the Gutter: Sex and Contamination in Trollope's The Way We Live Now." Victorian Literature and Culture.39.2 (September, 2011). Cambridge U Press.


 “The impact of a short-term urban field placement on teacher candidates' perceptions of urban schools, students and teachers.” Teaching and Teacher Education.27 (November 2011) 1170-1178. Elsevier.


 "Legible Liars: Thackeray's Barry Lyndon as Professor of Imposture."  Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought. Volume 1 (May, 2011). York University, Canada.


 "The Last Class: Critical Thinking, Reflection, Course Effectiveness, and Student Engagement." Honors in Practice. Volume 6 (April, 2011). National Collegiate Honors Council. U Nebraska Press.


 “(De)regulation Acts: The Democratization and Erasure of Travel in Thackeray’s Barry Lyndon” in Transport in British Fiction, 1840-1940. (Forthcoming)Adrienne Gavin and Andrew Humphries, editors. Canterbury Christ Church University, U.K. Affiliated press: Palgrave MacMillan.


Recent Presentations:

“Student-faculty Team Teaching and Student-led Seminars.” National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Annual Convention.  Fellow presenters Natalie Lazo, Kaitlin Hulburt, and Victoria Wolak, Ithaca College. Boston, MA. November 17, 2012.

 "'Teaching Creatively in an Era of Standardization." Annual Convention of the National Council of English Teachers (NCTE). Las Vegas, NV, November 16, 2012.



Recent Event Production:

Dickens In Ithaca: A Celebration of Charles Dickens’s 200th Birthday


Upcoming Event Production with Prof. Katharine Kittridge:

2013 Pippi to Ripley: The Female Figure in Fantasy and Science Fiction

The second "Pippi to Ripley" conference will be held on May 4-5, 2013 at Ithaca College.  The keynote speaker will be Tamora Pierce.



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