Sandra Gilbert has worked as an Assistant Professor at California State University at Hayward, Visiting Lecturer at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California, and Associate Professor at Indiana University. She is the author of Acts of Attention, a highly respected book on D. H. Lawrence’s poetry, and co-author with Professor Susan Gubar of The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. Her other books include books include No Man’s Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, Gilbert & Gubar, Three Volume; The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, co-edited with Susan Gubar; Shakespeare’s Sisters: Feminist Essays on Women Writers and Feminism and Modernism, co-edited with Susan Gubar, and Wrongful Death: A Medical Tragedy.


Professor Gilbert has achieved national and international recognition for her work. A scholar of preeminent distinction, she has taught as a visiting professor at Williams College and at Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and Indiana Universities, to give only a partial list. In 1985, she left Davis to take up the distinguished C. Barnwell Straut Chair of English at Princeton University, only to be brought back to Davis again in 1989. In 1994, Professor Gilbert was elected Second Vice President of the Modern Language Association. In 1995, by rotation, she became First Vice President and on January 1, 1996 she assumed the role of President of this, the largest and most prestigious professional society for scholars of literature.