The Nineteenth Society is open to all Wheaton College faculty members, advanced graduate students, and Chicago-area scholars.

Interested in learning more?  Direct your inquires to the following faculty members:

Dr. Jeffrey Barbeau

Jeffrey Barbeau Jeffrey Barbeau is a professor of theology whose research interests include British Romanticism, religion and literature, and global Methodism.  Dr. Barbeau's latest publication is an intellectual biography of one of the most fascinating women in nineteenth-century England: Sara Coleridge: Her Life and Thought (2014).

For more information, including further publications and Dr. Barbeau's blog ("Reading History"), see

Phone: 630.752.5920


Dr. Richard Gibson

Richard Gibson Richard Gibson is a professor of English who writes about Victorian literature and has championed what is now being called “comparative textual media,” which embraces both book history and New Media. Dr. Gibson's most recent publication is Forgiveness in Victorian Literature: Grammar, Narrative and Community (2015).

Phone: 630.752.5051