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Rachel Banka

Rachel Banka

English Graduate Assistant (2018-2019), McCourtney Family Distinguished Graduate Fellow (2017-2018)

4 Burrowes Building, Cubicle F

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes


Office Hours:

  • Fall 2018:
  • Tuesdays 2:30-4:00 PM
  • Fridays 12:30-2:00 PM


  1. M.A., Pennsylvania State University, English, In Progress
  2. B.A., University of Mississippi, English (with minors in Theatre Arts and Classics: Latin Emphasis), 2015
  3. H.S. Diploma, Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science, 2011

Professional Bio

My specialty is speculative fiction, with an emphasis on fantasticism. I relish mythology, folklore, fairy tales, Gothic fiction, and magic realism. My current topics of interest include monstrosity and the adaptation/evolution of lore, and my recent research has focused on 19th-century werewolf figures.
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