Virginia Myers Professor of English, Film Studies
Office: Kauke 217
- B.A., Wesleyan
- M.A., San Francisco State
- Ph.D., Princeton
- 19th century British literature and cultural studies
- Postcolonial literature
- Travel literature
- Gender studies
Awards and Grants (recent)
- Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Field Development Grant (2018; with Michelle Prain Brice, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, and Jessie Reeder, SUNY Binghamton).
- Profesora Visitante, Programa Doctorado en Literatura, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (August 2017 and 2018)
- Universidad Autónoma de Chile Research Grant: Digitizing the Archive: Preserving the historical records of the 19th and early 20th century British in Chile (2017)
- Fulbright Scholar to Chile (2016-17)
- Maria Graham, Journal of a Voyage to Brazil (Co-editor, with Soledad Caballero; Parlor Press, 2011)
- Maria Graham, Journal of a Residence in Chile (Editor; University Press of Virginia, 2003)
- Consuming Fictions: Active Audiences and Serial Fictions from Dickens to Soaps (University Press of Kentucky, 1997)
- "‘Looking at nothing with her eyes wide open’: Robert Cunninghame Graham and the Argentinean angelito." In Empires and Revolutions: Cunninghame Graham and His Contemporaries, eds. Carla Sassi and Silke Strohe (Glasgow: Scottish Literature International, 2017).
- “El Metálico Lord: Money and Mythmaking in Thomas Cochrane’s 1859 Narrative of Services in the Liberation of Chili, Peru, and Brazil from Spanish and Portuguese Domination.” In Culture and Money in the Nineteenth Century: Abstracting Economics, eds. Dan Bivona and Marlene Tromp (Ohio University Press, 2016).
- "Latin America: Beauty, Danger, and Hyperbole." In Routledge Companion to Travel Writing, ed. Carl Thompson (Routledge, 2015).
- Maudlin Profanity and Midnight Debauchery: Infanticide and the Angelito." In Fear and Loathing: Victorian Xenophobia, eds. Maria Bachman, Heidi Kaufman, and Marlene Tromp (Ohio State University Press, 2013).
- “‘The Foreigner at Home’: The Travel Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson.” The Journal of Stevenson Studies 9 (2012).“'An occasional trait of Scotch shrewdness’: Narrating nationalism in Frances Calderón de la Barca’s Life in Mexico” (co-authored with Soledad Caballero). Romanticism and the Anglo-Hispanic Imaginary, ed. Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge (Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2010).
- “'An occasional trait of Scotch shrewdness’: Narrating nationalism in Frances Calderón de la Barca’s Life in Mexico” (co-authored with Soledad Caballero). Romanticism and the Anglo-Hispanic Imaginary, ed. Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge (Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2010).
Hayward researches transnational identities and narratives in the nineteenth century. Together with Michelle Prain Brice of the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and Jessie Reader of SUNY Binghampton, as well as College of Wooster digital librarians and students, she has launched a digitization project focused on the English-language newspapers published in Chile; you can access the British Chilean Newspaper Project site here