Emma Webster

Emma Webster
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant

Contact Info


Emma is a PhD student in English (literature) with a focus on nineteenth-century American literature. She is a GTA in the Department of English at KU. Emma obtained her bachelor’s degree in English at McKendree University in Illinois and her master’s degree in English literature at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her master’s thesis focuses on the problematic nature of the “patriotic” male-conceptualized literary woman and the iconic representation of women in American literature from the 1800s. Emma plans to continue teaching after completing her doctoral degree.


B.A. in English, McKendree University
M.A. in English Literature, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Selected Publications

“Feminine Faculties and Faults: Exploring the Male Appropriation of Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century American Literature,” 2022.