Elizabeth Starr specializes in 19th-century British literature and narrative theory and teaches courses in the history of the novel, British literature, and writing. She also serves as an advisor for the Westfield State chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an English honor society.
Her literary scholarship has focused on the way Victorian social-problem novels project authors and narrators onto urban industrial landscapes and place writing within nineteenth-century debates about the status of labor and profession. Her research projects explore the creation of narrative spaces within the novel, short fiction, and illness narratives. Professor Starr’s articles on the work of Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot have appeared in Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Studies in the Novel, and Nineteenth-Century Literature.