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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
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.

Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GENG 598 - 01 20th C. British Children's Lit M - W - - - - 1800 - 2000 OEC 210
CRN: 30265 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Heather M. Bouwman, M. A. Easley

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GENG 698 - 02 Independent Reading - - - - - - - -
CRN: 30611 3 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley

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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GENG 630 - 01 Victorian Literary Journalism - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 MHC 211
CRN: 42435 3 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley Over 50,000 periodicals and newspapers were published in Great Britain during the nineteenth century. Most Victorian authors, including Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Wilkie Collins, were prolific journalists. Early in the century, most contributions to the periodical and newspaper press were published anonymously, but by the end of the century the celebrity journalist arose as a major force in Victorian literary culture. In this course, we will investigate this largely uncharted field of discourse - discovering long-forgotten writers and exploring vast new digital archives. In the process, we will engage with cutting-edge theory in the field of nineteenth-century media studies. Prerequisite: GENG 513 or permission of the instructor.

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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