Amy Woodbury Tease

Amy Woodbury Tease

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair, Department of Global Humanities


Amy Woodbury Tease  earned her B.A. in English from Boston College and her M.A. and PhD in English Literature from Tufts University.

At Norwich, she teaches a wide range of courses on modernism, contemporary British fiction, world literatures, and film, including Art in the Age of Surveillance, Paranoid States, and The Art of the Motion Picture. She also co-teaches an interdisciplinary course for the Honors Program focused on technology, media, and surveillance titled The Other Side of Innovation with Dr. Travis Morris.

Professor Woodbury Tease’s current research explores the relationship between art, politics, and the rise of surveillance societies in the postwar period. She has published on systems of surveillance in Scottish writer Muriel Spark’s postwar novels in Modern Fiction Studies  and has an essay in The Crooked Dividend: Essays on Murial Spark published by the Association for Scottish Literature. Her additional research interest in popular culture prompted her article “Watching House of Cards in the Age of Trump,” published in Salmagundi Magazine, and an article on capital punishment in the science fiction series The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, published in the Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, co-authored with Dr. Elizabeth Gurian. Woodbury Tease is also engaged in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, with a publication in Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring.

Woodbury Tease is also the co-Director of the Norwich Humanities Initiative, a university-wide program dedicated to interdisciplinary teaching and experiential learning funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Davis Educational Foundation. In this role, she looks forward to continuing to collaborate with students and faculty across disciplines to provide enriching educational and professional opportunities for all.

On the national level, Woodbury Tease serves as Chair and councilor of the Arts & Humanities Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research, which advocates for advancing and funding of undergraduate research across the United States.