Education1968 Vanderbilt University, B.A.
1969 University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.A.
1977 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtFirst-Year Writing
The 19th-Century British Novel
British Literature II
Mothers and Daughters in Literature and Film
Introduction to the Novel
Introduction to Poetry
Stories and Wellness
Career SpecialtiesDr. Winston's primary research interest is 19th-century British fiction, especially women writers. She has published on Gertrude Stein, George Eliot, Margaret Oliphant, and the Victorian novel, as well as on women's autobiography.
In fall 2006, Dr. Winston and two colleagues at The University of Tampa Press (Dr. Richard Mathews, director of the press, and Sean Donnelly, assistant to the director) launched a new series of books called “Insistent Visions,” dedicated to returning to print lost or under-appreciated supernatural fiction, mysteries, science fiction, and adventure stories from the 19th century. Dr. Winston edited the first volume in the series, Margaret Oliphant’s The Library Window.
Professional and Community Activities:Dr. Winston is an active member of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA), serving as program co-director for the 2003 conference in New Orleans, and from 2003 to present as archivist of the association. She is local arrangements director and program co-director for NCSA’s 31st annual conference, to be held at the University of Tampa in March 2010. One ongoing project is work in creative nonfiction and poetry on the productive role of error in writing. She is nonfiction editor for Tampa Review and serves on the editorial board for the new scholarly journal, Studies in the Fantastic, published by University of Tampa Press.
Honors and AwardsLouise Loy Hunter Award for Outstanding Faculty Member, 1999-2000