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History Department

Nancy W. Ellenberger

Professor [Emerita]

History of Britain and the British Empire


  • Ph.D. - University of Oregon
  • M.A. - University of Chicago
  • B.A. - Wellesley College


Anonymous Peer Review:

"Sex and Sociability: Unpacking a Late-Victorian Country House Party," manuscript being revised for reconsideration by Victorian Studies.

"Constructing George Wyndham: Narratives of Aristocratic Masculinity in Fin-de-Siecle England," Journal of British Studies (October, 2000): 487-517.

"The Transformation of London 'Society' during Victoria's Reign: Evidence from the Court Presentation Records," Albion (Winter 1990): 633-653.

"The Souls and London 'Society' at the End of the Nineteenth Century," Victorian Studies (Winter 1982): 133-160.

Academic Editor/Author Review:

"The World Encounters the West" and "Confronting Human Aggression in the Twentieth Century" in Encountering World History, Thomas Sanders, Samuel Nelson, Steven Morillo, Nancy Ellenberger (McGraw-Hill, 2005).

"The Writer in the Parlor," in Jeff Hunter, ed., Contemporary Literary Criticism, vol. 149, forthcoming, winter 2002 [reprint of article in Book World: The Washington Post, XIX February 19, 1989, 6.

Entries on "The 3rd Marquis of Salisbury," "Imperial Preference," "The Nobility," and "The Aristocratic Family" for Reader's Guide to British History, ed. David Loades (London: Fitzroy Dearborn Press, 2003), I:672-3, II: 1153-55, 1200-1202, 1203-1205.

Land and Love, Profit, Debt, and Power: Two Important Centuries in the Life of the British Aristocracy," Journal of British Studies (October, 1996): 536-41.

Instructor's Manual and Test Bank to accompany Chambers, Grew, Herlihy, Rabb, and Woloch, The Western Experience, 6th ed. (New York, McGraw-Hill, 1995).

"William Vernon Harcourt" and "Charles Whibley," in G.A. Cavasco, ed., The Eighteen-Nineties: an Encyclopedia of British Literature, Art and Culture (New York: Garland, 1993), 255-56, 670-71.

Conference Presentations

Commenter, Panel on "Religion, Ethnicity, and Empire," Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, Washington DC, April 2005.

Commenter, Panel on "Homosociability and Masculinity: Irish Volunteers, Pre-Raphaelites, and London Clubmen," North American Conference on British Studies, Philadelphia, October 2004.

"Gender and Humor in Late Victorian Aristocratic Society," North American Conference on British Studies, Portland, Oregon, October 2003.

"Gossip, Games, and Gender: Anatomy of a Late-Victorian Country House Visit," Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, New York City, March 2001.

Commenter, Panel on "Living Out Social and Cultural Change from the 18th to the 20th Centuries," Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, New York City, April 2000.

"The Private Writings of Peeresses: Thoughts on Gender, Family, and Power in Britain, 1780-1914," American Historical Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1996.

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