Anna E. Clark, PhD

Assistant Professor of English

A.B/A.M. The University of Chicago
M.A./Ph.D. Columbia University

Phone: (914) 633-2054
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dr. Anna E. Clark specializes in the nineteenth-century British novel, Victorian literature, Romanticism, and narrative theory. As an undergraduate, she studied English and Philosophy at the University of Chicago, where she also completed a master’s degree in English and the Humanities. She continued her graduate studies at Columbia University, where she received her doctorate in English and Comparative Literature in 2013. Before coming to Iona, she taught writing and literature courses at Columbia, Malcolm X City College of Chicago, and the Brearley School in Manhattan. She currently teaches courses in Victorian literature and literary studies, and core courses in writing and post-1800 literature.

Dr. Clark’s current research considers the representation of character and interiority in nineteenth-century British novels. Other research interests include the nineteenth-century city, narrative theory, and theatrical adaptations of Victorian novels. She has published research on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in ELH, and her writing has also appeared in Public Books and Scottish Literary Review.  Additional information about Dr. Clark’s teaching and research can be found at