Dawn Vernooy

Associate Professor of English 

Office: Wright 336
Phone:  477.1243
Web Page 



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 Literature 48.4 (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 

9/17/15:  Prof. Kim van Alkemade will read from her debut novel, Orphan #8, at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

10/15/15:  Pulitzer Prize winning author Adam Johnson will read from his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. 
All events are free and open to all!