Stefanie Sobelle

Associate Professor




Campus Box 0397


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

Stefanie Sobelle is an Associate Professor of United States 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 A Building is a Book, 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 projects examine architectural waste and 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 gender & sexuality studies, ecocritism, critical theory, material culture, and the intersections between literary and visual cultures. Sobelle was a long-term fellow at the Huntington Library from 2013–14 and is a visiting scholar at the California Institute of Technology in 2019–20. She 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 the Art & Architecture 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. She also collaborated with her brother, theater artist Geoff Sobelle, on a production titled HOME about the memories of houses, which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. HOME premiered in fall 2017 and is currently touring domestically and internationally.