GRADUATE STUDENTS (DIRECTOR)
Mandy Reid: Associate Professor with tenure Indiana State University
PhD Dissertation: “A Most Terrible Spectacle: Visualizing Racial Science in
American Literature and Culture, 1839-1915,” Defended May 2005.
Elizabeth Fenton: Associate Professor with tenure, University of Vermont
PhD Dissertation: “Comparative Strangers: Anti-Catholicism, Liberalism, and
American Literature 1776-1895,” Defended March 2006.
Molly Robey: Assistant Professor, Illinois Weslayan University
“Sacred Geographies: Revelation and Nation in 19th-Century U.S.-Holy Land
Literature, Defended 2009.
AnaMaria Seglie: Visiting Assistant Professor, St Norbert College
PhD Dissertation: “Sacred Dominion: Anti-Catholicism and the Romance of U.S.
Imperialism, 1827-1890,” Defended May 2015.
Abby Goode: Assistant Professor, Plymouth State University
PhD Dissertation: “Democratic Demographics: A Literary Genealogy of
American Sustainability,” Defended April 2016.
Karen Rosenthall, Admitted to candidacy December 2012
PhD Dissertation: “Novel Economies: a Literary Pre-History of US Industrial Capitalism,” Defended April 2017.
David Messmer: MFA Program in Creative Writing, University of Houston
PhD Dissertation: “Aural Fictions: Politics of Sound in African American Writing
from the Civil War to Civil Rights,” Defended 2009.
Joe Carson, CURRENT PhD student
EMERSON ZORA HAMSA, current Phd sTUDENT
Research Fields: Late 19th though 20th Century American Literature | African-American Literature | Southern Studies | Critical Cultural Geographies