Marjorie Stone

Professor Emerita


Phone: 902-494-3876
Mailing Address: 
Room 3196, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
PO BOX 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Victorian literature
  • Gender studies
  • 19th century British culture
  • Health and literature

Research Areas: 19th-Century Literature (especially Victorian); IImmigration and Citizenship Studies; 19th-Century Transnationalism; Literature and Medicine; Gender Studies; Literary Collaboration and Collaboration Theory.


  • BA (Guelph)
  • MA, MPhil (Waterloo)
  • PhD (Toronto)

Books and Editions

Marjorie Stone, McCulloch Professor Emeritus of English at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, is the author of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Palgrave Macmillan, 1995), co-editor of Literary Couplings: Writing Couples, Collaborators, and the Construction of Authorship (Wisconsin 2006), co-editor of Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Poems (Broadview, 2009) and a Volume Co-Editor for 3 of 5 volumes in The Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Pickering and Chatto, 2010). She is also creator with the technical assistance of Keith Lawson of the website:

Recent or forthcoming articles and essays since 2015 include:

The “Advent” of Aurora Leigh: Critical Myths and Periodical Debates.” BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Web. Ed. Dino Felluga. 2015.

Frederick Douglass, Maria Weston Chapman, and Harriet Martineau: Atlantic Abolitionist Networks and Transatlanticism’s Binaries." Teaching Transatlanticism: Resources for Teaching Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Print Culture.  Ed. Linda K. Hughes and Sarah Robbin. Edinburgh University Press, 2015. Pp. 108-23. 

“Elizabeth Barrett Browning.” (5000 words). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. General Editor: Dino Felluga. Associate Editors: Pamela K. Gilbert & Linda K. Hughes. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

“Lyric Tipplers: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Wine of Cyprus,” Emily Dickinson’s “I taste a liquor.” and the Transatlantic Anacreontic Tradition.” Victorian Poetry, 54:2 (Summer, 2016): 123-54.

Coauthor with Denae Dyck. “The “Sensation” of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poems before Congress (1860): Events, Politics, Reception,” BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History. 2017.

One of Four Lead Authors/Editors, “Omnibus Edition of EBB’s “On a Portrait of Wordsworth,”

Dino Franco Felluga, Joshua King, Christopher Rovee and Marjorie Stone, COVE (Central Online Victorian Educator) Digital Edition, 2018,

“Woman’s Powers” and Emily Dickinson’s “Queens”: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot in 1861-62.” Special issue of Women’s Writing on “Generations.” Pub. Online October 2018. Access:  R.

“Politics, Protest, Interventions: Beyond a Poetess Tradition.”  The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women’s Poetry, ed. Linda K. Hughes.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp.. 145-60.

[With Beverly Taylor.] “Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Unpublished Honeymoon Poem, a Poetics in Transition, and Petrarch’s Vaucluse: ‘Wilder ever still & wilder!’ Double Article, Victorian Poetry, 57: (2019): 1-42.

[With Kirstie Blair]. ‘Not Death, but Love’: The Unmaking of ‘Sonnets in the night’ and the Making of Sonnets from the Portuguese. Forthcoming, Poetry in the Making, ed. Daniel Tyler, Oxford University Press.

“Elizabeth Barrett Browning.” 5000 words. Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writing, ed. Lesa Scholl. Forthcoming, 2020.

Earlier Essays and Articles

Earlier essays and articles on Dickens, Tennyson, the Brownings, Gaskell, Christina Rossetti, Toni Morrison, and other authors appeared in Victorian Studies, Victorian Poetry, Victorian Review, Dickens Studies Annual, Victorian Literature and Culture, the  Dalhousie Review, and Studies in Browning and His Circle, as well as in edited collections including Jeremy Bentham: Critical Assessments (1995), Robert Browning in Context (1998), The Culture of Christina Rossetti (1999); Between Ethics and Aesthetics (2002); Women and Literary History (2003), and Victorian Women Poets (2003).

Outside the fields of Victorian and Nineteenth-Century Studies, Professor Stone has published on gender theory, sex trafficking, cultural citizenship, multiculturalism, the culture of research, and the corporate university in English Studies in Canada and other journals, and in the collections Integration and Citizenship in 21st-Century Canada (2008), Women, Feminism, and the Liberal Arts (2011), and Retooling the Humanities (2011).

Professional Associations and Service

She is a past President of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (1996-98), and was a 2011 Fellow of the National Humanities Centre in the National Research Triangle, North Carolina. She has served on several granting council committees in Canada, on the advisory boards of journals including the Victorian Review and English Studies in Canada, and on the NAVSA Advisory Board. She has also carried out manuscript and tenure and promotion assessments for publishers and universities in Canada, the US, and the UK.