Dorothea  Barrett Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Dorothea Barrett

Professor of Literature and Writing
NYU at La Pietra

I received my PhD from Cambridge University 1987. Since 1991, I have been living in Florence with my husband and son, teaching literature and writing at two American study-abroad programs: Syracuse and NYU. I am the author of Vocation and Desire: George Eliot's Heroines and various articles, and have edited works by George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, E. M. Forster, James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, and others.

Subjects: Literature


I began teaching as a TA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, while completing a Master of Fine Arts in Writing in 1980. Since then, I have taught at Beijing Normal University, Glasgow University, and the University of Florence.


    PhD Cambridge 1987

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My teaching and research interests are gender, sexuality, politics, religion, language, Italian literature, postmodernism, modernism, the Victorian novel, and the literature of the two world wars.

Personal Interests

    Reading fiction, cooking, and Scrabble.


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 Featured Title - Vocation and Desire (RLE: George Eliot) - 1st Edition book cover


The Cambridge Companion to English Novelists

"Graham Greene"

Published: Oct 16, 2015 by The Cambridge Companion to English Novelists
Authors: Dorothea Barrett
Subjects: Literature

The essay explores the represation of religion, sexuality, and politics in the works of Graham Greene.