Areas of Interest
Nineteenth-century British Literature; Gender; Space and Mobility; Women writers
Centre College, BA
University of Colorado–Boulder, MA
My research focuses on women’s physical mobility in the nineteenth-century British novel, with a particular interest in literary depictions of walking. I am particularly interested in the ways
nineteenth-century women writers use space, embodiment, and movement to critique restrictive social norms. I work on authors including the Brontë sisters, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charlotte Smith. I am also pursuing a graduate minor in gender studies to further support my interest in gender and feminist theory.
“The Possibility of Taking a Walk: Jane Eyre’s Persistent Mobility.” Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature, Volume 132, Winter 2017, pp. 116-129.
Selected Conference Presentations
“‘Round and round the room’: Gender, Mobility, and Disability in Dickens.” Dickens Day. Institute of English Studies. London, UK. October 2019.
“‘Gentle Violence’: Liberty and Mobility in Burney’s Evelina and Smith’s Emmeline.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. Chicago, IL. August 2019.
“‘On the score of her great learning’: Romantic Education in Smith’s Old Manor House and Owenson’s The Wild Irish Girl.” International Conference on Romanticism. Manchester, UK. July 2019.
“Wild Wanderings: Gender and Pedestrian Travel in Charlotte Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets.” British Women Writer’s Conference. Auburn, AL. April 2019.