Department of English

Dr. Linda Gertner Zatlin

Dr. Linda Gertner Zatlin
Professor of English


Linda Zatlin teaches Literary Form, British Literature, the Victorian Novel, Theory of the Novel, and World Literature, of which the recent subject has been War in Literature and Film.   Professor Zatlin's research centers on the art and literature of the 1890s, notably the work of Aubrey Beardsley and Oscar Wilde, and also includes the Victorian novel, Pre-Raphaelite art, and Japanese art. The co-founder of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, an interdisciplinary scholarly organization which she currently serves as a member of the Senior Advisory Council, she is on the editorial board of Nineteenth-Century Studies and has been Sotheby's Beardsley Consultant since 1993.  Twice the winner of the United Negro College Fund-Henry McBay Research Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and the Southern Fellowships Funds Fellowship, as well as numerous other research grants, Professor Zatlin was awarded the Historians of British Art Best Book Award for 1997, and in 2004, the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association's inaugural President's Award for Professional Achievement.  A member of Phi Beta Kappa, faculty mentor for the Ford Foundation and the Dana Foundation Scholars Programs, Dr. Zatlin is keenly interested in training students to do primary research.

Ph.D. in English, Emory University

M.A. in English, Emory University

B.A. in English Literature, University of Maryland

Selected Publications:
Aubrey Beardsley: A Catalogue Raisonné (forthcoming from Yale University Press).

Aubrey Beardsley: A Centenary Tribute (Tokyo: Art Life, 1998, with Simon Wilson).

Beardsley, Japonsime, and the Perversion of the Victorian Ideal (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Aubrey Beardsley and Victorian Sexual Politics.  (Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1990).

“Aubrey Beardsley and the Shaping of Art Nouveau.”  Bound for the 1890s: Essays on Writing and Publishing in Honor of James G. Nelson. Ed. Jonathan Allison (Buckinghamshire, England: Rivendale Press, 2007).

“Wilde, Beardsley, and the Making of Salome.” Scholars Library, 2007; originally published in The Journal of Victorian Culture 5.2 (November 2000): 341-57.

“Aubrey Beardsley.” Encyclopedia of Europe 1789-1914 (Chicago: Gale Research, 2006).
Entries on Beardsley for Masterpieces of 19th Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection (Harvard University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003).

“Comfort Women and the Cultural Tradition of Prostitution in Japanese Erotic Art.” Legacies of the Comfort Women of World War II. Eds. Margaret D. Stetz and Bonnie Oh (Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2001): 26-41.

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