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Erica Stevens, PhD

Erica Stevens PhD

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

120 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • FALL 2017:
  • M 11:30-1:00
  • T 11:30-1:00

Education

  1. B.A., English, Loyola University New Orleans, 2008
  2. M.A., English, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  3. PhD, English, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016

Professional Bio

Erica defended her dissertation "Social Lives: Nineteenth-Century New Orleans in Literature" in the summer of 2016. Her research interests include regionalism and transnationalism, aesthetic theory, and social history. Her article "Three-Fingered Jack and the Severed Literary History of John Rollin Ridge’s The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta" can be found in the journal ESQ.

She has taught multiple versions of English 15, English 202A: Writing in the Social Sciences, and English 202D: Business Communication, and English 432: The American Novel to 1900. She recently taught Women Writers: The Marriage Plot, including novels by Fanny Fern, Nella Larsen, Cristina García, and others. The students completed a variety of creative final projects inspired by the novels and the themes of the course, collected here: https://womenwriterssite.wordpress.com/.

Areas of Specialization

American Literature Before 1900