Solveig Robinson

Associate Professor of English

solveig robinson

Office Location: Xavier Hall - 253

Curriculum Vitae: View my CV

  • Professional
  • Biography

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Director of the Publishing & Printing Arts Program


  • Ph.D., English Language & Literature, University of Chicago, 1994
  • M.A., English Language & Literature, University of Chicago, 1987
  • B.A., English, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1983

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • History of the Book
  • Victorian Literature


  • The Book in Society: An Introduction to Print Culture (Broadview Press 2014) : View Book
  • A Serious Occupation: Literary Criticism by Victorian Women Writers (Broadview Press 2003) : View Book

Selected Articles

  • "The Victorian Novel and the Reviews." The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel 2013:
  • "Victoria Woodhull-Martin and The Humanitarian (1892–1901): Feminism and Eugenics at the Fin de Siècle." Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Vol. 6.2, 2010:
  • "'Sir, It is an Outrage': George Bentley, Robert Black, and the Condition of the Mid-List Author in Victorian Britain." Book History Vol. 10, 2007:
  • "'At All Times Conspicuous as Art': Henry James, Margaret Oliphant, and Resistance to Decadence." Henry James Against the Aesthetic Movement 2006:
  • "Expanding a 'Limited Orbit': Margaret Oliphant, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, and the Development of a Critical Voice." Victorian Periodicals Review Vol. 38.2, 2005:
  • "Of 'Haymakers' and 'City Artisans': The Chartist Poetics of Eliza Cook’s Songs of Labor." Victorian Poetry Vol. 39.2, 2001:
  • "'Amazed at Our Success': The Langham Place Editors and the Emergence of a Feminist Critical Tradition." Victorian Periodicals Review Vol. 29.2, 1996:
  • "Editing Belgravia: M.E. Braddon’s Defense of 'Light Literature'." Victorian Periodicals Review Vol. 28.2, 1995:


  • Regency Advancement Award, 2006
  • Wang Center International Travel Grant, 2004
  • American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship, 1998–99
  • Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, 1992–93
  • Mellon First-Year Dissertation Grant, 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1983
  • Sigma Tau Delta, 1982


Dr. Solveig C. Robinson is the Director of the Publishing & Printing Arts Program. She joined the PLU English faculty in 2001. In addition to teaching The Book in Society and Publishing Procedures, she also teaches a variety of courses in the English Department, in the First-Year Experience, and in International Honors.

Solveig has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago. In addition to teaching and scholarship, she is also Managing Editor of the scholarly journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine and Book Review editor of Victorian Periodicals Review, both published by Johns Hopkins University Press. She is the editor of the anthology A Serious Occupation: Literary Criticism by Victorian Women Writers (Broadview Press, 2003) and author of a recently published textbook on the history of print culture, The Book in Society: An Introduction to Print Culture (Broadview Press, 2014).