Gage McWeeny

Gage C. McWeeny

Professor of English

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
  • Faculty Review Panel