Graduate Students

Patricia Baehler is a PhD candidate whose dissertation is entitled “‘Convey’d to Your Hand’: The Delivery and Circulation of Letters in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 1684 – 1815.” Her interests include eighteenth-century British and American novels, epistolary fiction, postal history, early modern communications networks and technology.

Jennifer Baltzer-Lovato is a PhD candidate whose dissertation is entitled “Surrender, control, and release: Music and the 19th century consciousness.”

IMG_3590Bridget Bergin is a PhD student interested in the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, particularly political, aesthetic, and literary theory; space and visuality; the novel.

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Brogden is a PhD candidate whose interests include 18th- and 19th-century British literature, aesthetics, political philosophy, the novel.

Elizabeth Dillenburg is a PhD candidate in the History department. Her dissertation is entitled “Raising Britannia’s Daughters: Constructions and Experiences of Girlhood in the British Empire, c. 1850-1930.”

Amy Fairgrieve is a PhD candidate interested in 18th- and 19th-century British literature, particularly Romantic poetry; modern philosophy; history of science; and cognitive psychology.

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Hannah Jorgenson is a PhD student interested in the literature and culture of the long 18th century, particularly the British novel; negative affect; and 18th-century philosophy.

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Kang is a PhD candidate interested in 19th- and 20th-century European literature; peripheral modernism; critical theory and Marxist aesthetics; theories of postcolonialism; and world literature.

 

10407269_10204700393530213_1644472708931316104_nKatelin Krieg is a PhD candidate whose dissertation is entitled “Victorian Forms of Thought: Metaphors and Models in Literature and Science, 1830-1900.” Her interests include 19th-century British literature and culture, Victorian poetics, British Aestheticism, and the history and philosophy of science.

 

 

 

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Charlotte Madere is a PhD student interested in novels, educational theory, travel writing by both British and Indian authors, Oriental tales, and children’s literature from the long eighteenth century.

 

 

 

 

Melissa Merte is a PhD student interested in 19th-century British literature, cognitive theory, and disability studies.

Michael Phillips is a PhD candidate interested in the 18th- and 19th-century British novel, narrative theory,  genre studies, 18th-century philosophy, and pedagogy and fiction.

Ashley Sandlin is a PhD candidate interested in 18th-century theatre; gender and sexuality; feminist theory; and cultural studies.

 

Shavi pictureShavera Seneviratne is a PhD student interested in British Romanticism; Regency culture; Nineteenth-century theatre and performance culture; Nineteenth-century British colonialism in South Asia, particularly in Ceylon; and poetry and poetics.

 

 

 

 

Sungjin Shin is a PhD candidate interested in 18th- and 19th-century British literature; Romantic Poetry; science and literature; and epistemology.

Yon Ji Sol is a PhD candidate interested in the 19th-century British novel and world literature.