Dawn Vernooy

Associate Professor of English

Office: Wright 336
Phone: 477.1243
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Ph.D., University of Nebraska (2003)
M.A., University of Nebraska (1997)
B.A., New Mexico State University (1996)

Research/Teaching Interests:
Bristish Romantic Period poetry and prose
Nineteenth-Century British Cultural Studies
Women's Literature
Gender Studies

Selected Publications:


Editor and Introduction. Vancenza and The Widow: Volume 2 of The Works of Mary Robinson. Pickering Masters Series. Pickering and Chatto, 2009.

Journal Articles:

"'Orgies of Nameless Horrors': Gender, Orientalism, and the Queering of Violence in Richard Marsh's The Beetle." Co-authored with W. C. Harris. Papers on Language and Literature48.4 (2012): 339-381.

“Teaching Mary Darby Robinson's Suggested Reading List: Romanticism, Recovery Work, and Reading Beyond Anthologies.” Pedagogy 9.1 (2008).

In Progress:

Reading the Intersections of High Art and Popular Culture in Mary Robinson's Poetry and Prose

“Vauxhall Gardens and Late Eighteen-Century Pastoral: Living the Good Life in a Consumer-Driven Culture”

“Scanning the ‘various degrees of ornament': Mary Robinson, Poetry, and the Romantic Novel”

Current Happenings 

February 18, 2016:  Dr. Santalucia will be reading poetry from her dynamic debut Because I Did Not Die at the Grove Spiritual Center, 6:30 p.m.   

All events are free and open to the public!