Areas of Interest
19th and 20th century American literature, ecocriticism, animal studies
University of Toronto, BA; University of Toronto, MA
Aleksandra joined the PhD program at Notre Dame in the fall 2012, where she studies nineteenth- and twentienth-century American literature. Aleksandra is interested in thinking about the representation (or emergence?) of animal minds in textual spaces, and envisions a dissertation that incorporates her interest in constructions of the animal/human boundary.
Recent Scholarly Activity
"Virginia Woolf's Tiny Moth and the Limits of Narrative Worlding." Virginia Woolf Conference. Loyola University: Chicago, June 2014.
"Cognitive Ecology in Wallace Stevens' Poetry." Cognitive Futures in the Humanities Conference. Durham University: Durham, U.K., April 2014.
"William Carlos Williams and the Poetics of Noise." Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. University of Notre Dame: Notre Dame, IN, October 2013.