Anne Stevens

Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies
Professor of English
Expertise: 18-century literature, Novel history, Literary theory


Anne H. Stevens is a professor of English and chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. Her areas of specialization include 18th-century literature, literary theory, and the history of the novel.

Prior to joining UNLV in 2004, Stevens served as an instructor at New York University and manuscript editor for Critical Inquiry. She is the author of British Historical Fiction Before Scott (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction (Broadview, 2015). Her edited collection The Microgenre: A Quick Look at Small Culture (co-edited with Molly C. O'Donnell) is forthcoming in 2020. She has also contributed articles and book chapters to Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, the Journal of General Education, and Victoriographies.

Stevens received the UNLV Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and the Faculty International Development Award in 2015 for study in Pau, France.


  • Ph.D., English, New York University
  • M.A., English, New York University
  • B.A., English, University of Chicago

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Anne Stevens In The News

February 22, 2016
Literary theory and criticism is a specialized field of study. If you’re talking to people who haven’t studied it or who have just a passing acquaintance with it, you may encounter some generalizations about what it is and its value. Here are a few of the most common misunderstandings about literary theory.