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Alexis Easley

Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D., University of Oregon
B.S., M.F.A., University of Alaska Fairbanks
At St. Thomas since 2005
Office
JRC 335
Hours
(Fall 2014) T 2:00-3:00pm
Phone
(651) 962-5653

As a researcher, teacher, and editor, I am interested in everything Victorian. I recently published two books, Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850–1914 (U Delaware P, 2011) and Terrifying Transformations: An Anthology of Werewolf Fiction, 1838-1896 (Valancourt, 2012). I serve as editor of Victorian Periodicals Review, an international scholarly journal dedicated to research on the Victorian press. I also serve as co-editor of the two-volume Ashgate Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals (forthcoming, 2015-16). My other current research and teaching interests include Victorian women writers, Victorian drama, working-class poetry, the Brontës, Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, detective fiction, Gothic novels, and professional editing.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 341 - 31 Wmn Writers/Celebrity:Vict Era - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 212
CRN: 41641 4 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley The Victorian era produced some of the most important women writers in literary history. Writers such as Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Christina Rossetti, and Elizabeth Gaskell broke new ground by creating plots and female characters that transformed understanding of women's experience. Each writer pursued a unique career path, achieving literary celebrity against all the odds. This course will illuminate the diverse ways women worked within Victorian print culture, utilizing the mass media as a vehicle to reach new audiences and achieve lasting fame. This course satisfies the diversity distribution requirement and British distribution requirement for English majors and the Human Diversity core curriculum requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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GENG 699 - 02 Master's Essay - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43385 3 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley

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GENG 699 - 03 Master's Essay - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43386 3 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GENG 573 - 01 Professional Editing - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 481
CRN: 21829 3 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley This course will focus on current theories, practices, and conventions of professional editing in the field of English Studies. This will include discussion of broad questions relating to authorship, textuality, and the role of the editor, as well as hands-on practice introducing, annotating, and copyediting literary texts. Students will learn techniques for ensuring consistent, accurate copy, including the use of style sheets and guides. They will also learn how to track and manage editorial projects. The course will include guest lectures from editors in the Twin Cities community as well as practice managing real-world editing assignments. This course counts as elective credit.

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