Gage McWeeny

Gage C. McWeeny

Professor of English, Chair of Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences

At Williams since 2005


B.A. Columbia University (1993)
M.A. Princeton University (1998)
Ph.D. Princeton University, English & American Literature (2003)

Areas of Expertise

The nineteenth-century novel and realism more generally; Victorian poetry, non-fiction prose, and drama; sociology and literature; twentieth-century and contemporary experimental or conceptual writing and art.

Scholarship/Creative Work

The Comfort of Strangers:  Social Life and Literary Form (Oxford UP, 2016)



Reviews / Press for The Comfort of Strangers

The Times Literary Supplement

English Literature in Transition

Review 19

Princeton Alumni Weekly


Selected Articles

“Weapons of Mass Reduction”  Cabinet Magazine

“Crowd Management:  Matthew Arnold and the Science of Society”  Victorian Poetry, 41.1 (Spring 2003) 93-111.

“George Eliot and the Science of Society”  Novel, 42.9 (2003) 538-45. profile



Current Committees

  • Committee on Appointments and Promotions
  • Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Chair