Department Chair:
Jeffrey Pence

Administrative Assistant:
Sue Elkevizth

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8570
Fax: (440) 775-8684

Rice Hall 130
10 North Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Natasha Tessone

Natasha Tessone

Associate Professor of English

Contact Information


Rice Hall 15
(440) 775-8582

Personal Office Hours:
By appointment

Natasha Tessone

Natasha Tessone

Educational Background

  • B.A., Tel Aviv University, 1996
  • M.A., Princeton University, 2002
  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 2006

Natasha Tessone’s research and teaching interests include the 18th- and 19th- century novel, Romantic poetry, Irish and Scottish literature, the Scottish Enlightenment, nationalism in literature, and postcolonial theory. Her articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as ELH, Studies in Romanticism, Studies in the Novel, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, and Èire-Ireland. Her book, Disputed Titles: Ireland, Scotland, and the Novel of Inheritance, 1798-1832 (Bucknell University Press, 2015), argues for the centrality of inheritance—often impeded, disrupted inheritance—to the novel’s rise to preeminence in Britain during the Romantic period.