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Talley V. Kayser

Talley V. Kayser

Lecturer in English

Program Director, Adventure Literature Series

415 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes


Office Hours:

  • Fall 2018:
  • Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  1. M.A. Literature and the Environment, University of Nevada, Reno
  2. B.A. English, Furman University

Professional Bio

Talley Kayser has been teaching at the intersection of literary studies and adventure education since 2007. She holds an M.A. in Literature and the Environment from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she had the privilege of working closely with Michael Branch, Cheryll Glotfelty, and other leaders in the ecocritical field. Talley's research interests include environmental literature, environmental justice, and new materialist theory. Her published work includes essays and poems; her poetry has won several awards, including the South Carolina Poetry Society's Annual Forum Prize in 2017.

At Penn State, Talley directs the Adventure Literature Series, which offers students unparalleled opportunities to explore place-centered literature through both classroom and in-field experiences. More information about Adventure Literature is available at

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