Dr. Erin Webster Garrett


Professor Webster Garrett received her Ph. D. in English and Literary Studies from the University of Denver, her M. A. in English from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her B. A. in English and Spanish from the University of Richmond. A teacher of both writing and literature, she likens her role to that of a voice coach. “I used to fancy myself an opera star in the making. I adored singing for my coach, hearing my own voice rise and ring forth in ways I never knew it could, pushing the limits of my comfortable range.  Exploring what my voice could and couldn’t do gave me an intense sense of empowerment and self-awareness.  I want my students to have access to that experience as well.”   Professor Webster Garrett’s dissertation, Mary Shelley After 1822:  Romance, Realism, and the Politics of Genre, merges her interests in women’s studies, the history of political liberalism in England, and the rise of the popular novel.  She has published on Cervantes and Mary Shelley, and is currently pursuing research on the role of the Quixote figure in the works of William Godwin, Mary Shelley, and their circle. 


Contact: ewebster2@radford.edu