Sheila Hwang earned a BA in English from UCLA, an MA and PhD in English from UC Santa Barbara, and joined Webster's English department in 2003. She teaches a wide variety of topics, encompassing 18th- and 19th-century British literature, 18th-century world literature, and contemporary multiethnic literature of the United States.
Sheila is currently working on a project entitled The Watering Place in Jane Austen's Novels: Space, Language, Consumerism. In the past, Sheila has published on the impact of identity on choices in pedagogy as well as on the links between advertising and literature during the consumer revolution. In addition to sharing her scholarly work at academics conferences, she has welcomed opportunities to give presentations to the general public in conjunction with organizations such as the Dickens Universe, the Jane Austen Society of North America, and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
For the 2010-11 school year, Sheila will serve as the faculty advisor for the Literature Club and the editor of The Mercury, an annual publication of the best student essays written in Webster English courses.
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