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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
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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 JRC 481
CRN: 21705 4 Credit Hours Instructor: M. A. Easley Jane Austen's popularity today is indisputable. Her novels are frequently reprinted had have been adapted into film, fan fiction, memes, and a wide variety of other media formats. In this course, we will read Austen’s six major novels, including PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, EMMA, and NORTHANGER ABBEY, situating these works within early nineteenth-century literature and culture. We will also explore the afterlife of Austen's fiction in twenty-first-century literary criticism and digital culture. This cross-media analysis will enable us to explore how Austen's witty social satire speaks to our own time, highlighting issues of gender, class, and social injustice. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing in the Discipline requirement. Prerequisite: Completion of five English courses at or beyond ENGL 211, including ENGL 280, or for non-majors, permission of the instructor.

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