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Erica Stevens, PhD

Erica Stevens PhD

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in English

120 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Fall 2018:

Curriculum Vitae

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  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, social history, African American literature, and nineteenth-century literature. 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 also has her work on Charles Chesnutt forthcoming in Studies in the Novel.

She has taught English 15: Rhetoric and Composition, 202A: Writing in the Social Sciences, 202D: Business Communication, 232: American Literature since 1865, and 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:

Areas of Specialization

American Literature Before 1900