Rebecca Wingfield

Curator for American and British Literature

As the subject specialist for British and American literature, I collect materials in all formats on topics related to literature and drama in English. I also provide research support for faculty and students doing research on literary topics.


Course number Term Guide Instructor
Bing Honors College English Fall 2019 Bing Honors College English Alice Staveley
Dance 23/ TAPS 159M Fall 2014 Movement and meaning: dance studies in global comparative context Joanna Dee Das
Dance 24/ TAPS 152 Winter 2015 Introduction to dance in the African diaspora Joanna Dee Das
TAPS 1 Spring 2018 Introduction to theater and performance studies Diana Looser
PWR 1SS Spring 2015 The page and the stage: writing and performance Susan Schuyler-Olmsted
PWR 1LM Winter 2016 From page to stage: the rhetoric of American drama Lindsey Mantoan
WISE 162W Spring 2016 English 162-W: Novels vs. dinosaurs: narratives of evolution in 19th century British literature and science Abigail Droge
English 151G Spring 2016 1960s counterculture Adena Spingarn
Archives Projects at Stanford Spring 2016 Archives projects at Stanford
PWR 1MR Spring 2018 "Did you hear that?" The rhetoric of the ghost story Mackenzie Russell
TAPS Honors Winter 2017 TAPS Honors Seminar Diana Looser
English 162W-1 Spring 2017 Sexuality and story in the Enlightenment Erik Johnson
English 208 Fall 2019 The literature of disease Patrick Phillips


  • MLS, Simmons College, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • PhD, English, Brown University
  • MA, English, Brown University
  • BA, English, Boston College

Professional activities 

American Library Association

Literatures in English Section (LES), ACRL


Selected Publications 

"Mystery and Detective Fiction" and "General Fiction". Magazines for Libraries 2014. Ed. Cheryl LaGuardia. ProQuest, 2013.

“Gazing on Fu-Manchu: The Power of Obscurity in the Work of Sax Rohmer and Virginia Woolf.” Studies in Popular Culture. 31:1 (Fall 2008), 81-98.

 Bestsellers by Clive Bloom.” Journal of Popular Culture. 37 (May 2004): 748.


More about me 

Before coming to Stanford, I was a selector for Widener and Lamont Libraries at Harvard University.  Prior to that, I selected archival and special collections materials for the Open Collections Program, a digitization program at Harvard University Library. I also served as a Lecturer in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard University.