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Alexis Easley

Professor of English / Graduate English Program Director
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 2017) M 5:00-6:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5653
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As a researcher, teacher, and editor, I am interested in everything Victorian. I recently published the Routledge Handbook to Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals and Newspapers (co-edited with Andrew King and John Morton), which received the 2017 Colby Prize. Other recent books include Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850–1914 (U Delaware P, 2011) and First-Person Anonymous: Women Writers and Victorian Print Media, 1830-70 (Ashgate, 2004). I serve as editor of Victorian Periodicals Review, an international scholarly journal dedicated to research on the Victorian press. I am also co-editor of a forthcoming edited collection, Researching the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Case Studies (Routledge, 2017). 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 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GENG 513 - 01 Issues in Criticism M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 MHC 209
CRN: 42455 3 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley An introduction to the principal theoretical issues and questions in the discipline of literary studies. The course explores the major contemporary approaches to literary studies in the context of various traditions of literary theory and criticism. It encourages students to assess constructively some of the key controversies in contemporary critical theory and apply their learning to the interpretation of literary texts. This required course must be taken as one of the first three courses in the program.

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GENG 698 - 03 Independent Reading - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43457 3 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley

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GENG 698 - 04 Independent Reading - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43458 3 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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ENGL 481 - D01 Capstone Seminar: Jane Austen - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700
CRN: 21705 4 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley As a capstone seminar, ENGL 481 is designed to synthesize the intellectual experiences of the English major within the whole of the undergraduate curriculum, and to serve as a transition between undergraduate liberal arts education and the next steps in students' lives in graduate school or other career paths in the humanities. Students in this course will synthesize their disciplinary skills by exploring a particular literary problem or issue in depth; they will focus on, and write about, their own postgraduate vocational plans and aspirations within the field of English or related postgraduate endeavors.

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