Carolyn Marie

Carolyn Marie Tilghman

Professor of Emeritus


Literature and Languages

Carolyn Marie Tilghman

Carolyn Marie Tilghman

Title: Professor of Emeritus
Department: Literature and Languages


  • Ph.D. in English, The University of Notre Dame, 2002
  • Concentrations: Literary Modernism, Literary Theory, Autobiographical Studies


Bruno Tano, Winged Madonna, 1931,

Museo e Pinacoteca Comunale di Macerata

Dr. Tilghman is an associate professor in the Department of Literature and Languages at the University of Texas at Tyler. She did her doctoral studies in English literature at the University of Notre Dame. Her publications are in the subject areas of literary modernism, critical theory, and autobiographical studies.

She has taught courses on twentieth-century British literature (with emphases on empire, world war, modernist, Bloomsbury, contemporary, and commonwealth literature); the English novel (with emphases on Victorian, twentieth-century British, post-colonial, and contemporary international novels); sophomore British literature survey; and composition. At the graduate level she has taught courses on twentieth-century British literature, the modern novel, and literary theory.

Selected Publications:

“From Margin to Center: Nation, Narration and Writing the Body in D. H. Lawrence’s ‘The

Prussian Officer.’” Accepted contingent upon revision by The CEA Critic: An Official Journal of the College English Association (22 ms pp).

“The Flesh Made Word: Luce Irigaray’s Rendering of the Sensible Transcendental.” Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts 11.1 (2009): (21 ms pp).

“Unruly Desire, Domestic Authority, and Odd Coupling in D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 37.2 (March 2008): 89-109.

“Autobiography, Activism, and the Carceral: An Analysis of the Prison Writing of Lady Constance Lytton.” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 36.1 (Fall 2007): 69-94.

“Lewis in Contention: Identity, Anxiety, and the London Vortex.” South Central Review: The Journal of the South Central Modern Language Association 24.3 (Fall 2007): 2-22.

“Autobiography as Dissidence: Subjectivity, Sexuality, and the Women’s Co-operative Guild.” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 26.4 (Fall 2003): 583-606.

Curriculum Vitae