Stefanie Sobelle is an Associate Professor of contemporary American literature and culture. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and her B.A. from Stanford University and before coming to Gettysburg taught in New York City at Sarah Lawrence College, Barnard College, Columbia, and Cooper Union. Her book The Architectural Novel, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, is an examination of the architecture in and of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, and her new work examines the imaginary of the American desert in Modernist culture. At Gettysburg, her courses focus on twentieth-century American fiction and poetry, including comparative approaches to the study of US literature. Her additional interests comprise world literature, gender studies, critical theory, material culture, and the intersections between literature and art, particularly in the works of the historical avant-garde. Sobelle was a long-term fellow at the Huntington Library from 2013–14 and has written about contemporary literature and art for BookforumThe Financial TimesBOMBJacket 2, The Daily StarWords Without BordersThe Review of Contemporary FictionLos Angeles Review of Books, and other venues. She is an Associate Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) and the editor of Multilingual Wordsmiths, a LARB series of interviews with some of the world’s most renowned translators, online in summer 2016. She is currently collaborating with her brother, theater artist Geoff Sobelle, on a production commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music to premiere fall 2017.


Stefanie Sobelle

Stefanie Sobelle
Associate Professor, English

Phone: (717) 337 - 6344

Box: Campus Box 0397

Address: Breidenbaugh Hall
Room 301D
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

PhD Columbia University, 2009
MA Columbia University, 1999
BA Stanford University, 1995