Elisabeth A. Ceppi, Ph.D.


FMH M304 | 725-3591 | eceppi@pdx.edu

B.A. 1991 Columbia University
M.A. 1993 University of Chicago
Ph.D. 2000 University of Chicago

On the PSU faculty since 2000

FIELDS: American Literature and Culture to 1865



ENG 253, Survey of American Literature to 1865; ENG 300, Critical Approaches to Literature; ENG 460/560 American Unfreedom; ENG 449/549 American Cultures of Slavery; ENG 507 American Enlightenment, American Historical Novel, Literature and Labor


  • Invisible Masters: Gender, Race, and the Economy of Service in Early New England (Dartmouth College Press, 2018).
  • "Invisible Labor: Puritan Servitude and the Demonic Possession of Elizabeth Knapp." American Literature 78:2 (June 2006): 263-292
  • “‘Come When You Are Called’: Racialized Servitude and the Division of Puritan Labor." Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory 16:2 (Spring 2005): 213-231.
  • “In the Apostle’s Words: Elizabeth Ashbridge’s Epistle to the Goshen Monthly Meeting." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 21:2 (2004): 141-155.