Helen Bauer, PhD
Professor of English
Phone: (914) 633-2161
BA, MA: Hunter College
PhD: City University of New York, 1974
Teaching interests: Victorian Novel, Chaucer, composition and rhetoric
Helen Pike Bauer received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Hunter College and her doctoral degree from the City University of New York. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on the literary criticism of John Ruskiin, a subject that intersects with his art criticism and social criticism.
She has published and presented papers on a wide range of nineteenth-century novels. Most recently her research has focused on Anglo- Indian writing of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has published a book on Rudyard Kipling's short fiction and has published on other English writers living in India. Her work deals with both the literature and its cultural contexts; she has published on the function of food and on the conventions of child rearing in Anglo-India, drawing on both fictional and nonfictional sources. This cultural interest has informed her teaching, especially courses in the nineteenth-century novel and the literature of imperialism.