Curriculum Vitae

ELEANOR REEDS

Education

PhD English, University of Connecticut. Expected 2018.

MA English, University of Connecticut. 2014.

BA (Hons) English, Trinity College, University of Cambridge. 2010.

Dissertation

“Hearing Voices: The Reader Encounters Genre in the Nineteenth Century.”

Committee: Margaret R. Higonnet (chair), Charles Mahoney, and Thomas E. Recchio

Research Interests

Romantic and Victorian British literature; genre theory; children’s literature; literary criticism; the transatlantic nineteenth century; digital humanities and book history; writing center studies; creative writing and poetry.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Transatlantic Elegies for Boyhood: First-Person Adventure Narratives After 1865.” The Lion and the Unicorn. 41.1 (2017): 61-78.

“Silence as Resistance in Pat Barker’s Regeneration and Assia Djebar’s Children of the New World.” Twentieth-Century Literature 62.4 (2016): 429-47.

“Representing the Integration of Baseball to a New Generation.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 41.4 (2016): 384-402.

“The Ethics of Risk in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South: The Role of Capital in an Industrial Romance.” Victorian Review 40.2 (2014): 55-71.

Poems in Journals

“The First Man.” Long River Review (2016): 55.

“Trio.” Long River Review (2015): 28.

Digital Publications and Projects

The Transatlantic Circulation of Narrative Form: The Case of William Godwin and Charles Brockden Brown.Teaching Romanticism XX: Transatlantic Romanticism, Part 1. Ed. Daniel Cook and Christopher Stampone. Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840. 25 April 2017.

Skin and the Limits of Cross-Species Sympathy in The Jungle Books.British Association for Victorian Studies Postgraduate Researcher Blog. 16 January 2017.

John Temple Papers: Tracing Poetic Revision in The Ridge”: an online exhibition to showcase multiple material instantiations of poems from the archives. Launched April 2016.

Conference Report: Cosmopolitanism, Aestheticism, and Decadence, 1860-1920.” Co-authored with Katharina Herold. Journal of Victorian Culture Online. 24 July 2014.

Reading Serially: The Resurrection of a Victorian Reading Experience?Journal of Victorian Culture Online. 21 June 2014.

Conference Presentations

“Digitizing the Corpus: Responsible Representations of Female Bodies in Literary Archives.” Rare Book School’s Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference (Philadelphia, PA), October 2017.

“Writing the Poet into Being: Rendering Anteriority for Posterity in The Prelude.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Annual Conference (Ottawa, ON), August 2017.

“Graduate Students and the Labor of Writing: Supporting Emerging Professionals at the UConn Writing Center.” Northeast Writing Centers Association Annual Conference (Pleasantville, NY), April 2017.

“Voices Without Mouths: Reading Bodies into Nineteenth-Century Literature.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference (Philadelphia, PA), March 2017.

“How to Begin a Poem: Wordsworth and His Reader(s).” International Conference on Romanticism (Colorado Springs, CO), October 2016.

“Appealing to the ‘Real’ in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Genre and Narration Before and After Austen.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention (Hartford, CT), March 2016.

“‘in pursuit of a boy who was never here, nor anywhere’: First Person Adventure Narratives After 1865.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention (Toronto, ON), April 2015.

“The Transatlantic Displacement of the Gothic: The Specter of Class in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference (Atlanta, GA), April 2015.

“Veiled Satire in Brontë’s Shirley: From Petticoat-Government to the Flannel Wrapper.” The Victorians Institute’s Annual Conference (Murfreesboro, TN), November 2013.

“More Than ‘Commotion in the Margin’: The Representation of Academic Conversation By and For Students.” The University of Connecticut’s Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing (Storrs, CT), April 2013.

Awards

Predoctoral Fellowship Award, Graduate School, University of Connecticut. 2017.

Doctoral Student Travel Award, Graduate School, University of Connecticut. 2017.

Provost’s Commendation for Teaching Excellence, University of Connecticut. 2016.

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School, University of Connecticut. 2016.

First Prize, Wallace Stevens Poetry Contest, University of Connecticut. 2016.

Long River Graduate Writing Award, University of Connecticut. 2016.

AETNA Graduate Critical Essay Prize, University of Connecticut. 2015.

Graduate Student Conference Travel Award, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association. 2015.

Outstanding Scholars Program, Graduate School, University of Connecticut. 2014.

Graduate Student Conference Travel Award, Victorians Institute. 2013.

Graduate Student Conference Travel Award, Department of English, University of Connecticut. 2013.

Professional Experience

Graduate Instructor, Department of English, University of Connecticut. 2012-2018.

Coordinator for Graduate Writing Support, University Writing Center, University of Connecticut. 2016-2017.

Tutor and Fellow, Center for Academic Programs, University of Connecticut. 2013.

Undergraduate Programs Officer, Faculty of Education, Royal Academy of Dance. 2010-2012.

Courses Taught

Victorian British Literature (1 section; 19 students)

Graduate Seminar in Academic Writing (5 sections; 20 students)

Literary Study through Reading and Research (1 section; 19 students)

Seminar in Academic Writing (4 sections; 22 students)

Seminar in Writing Through Literature (2 sections; 22 students)

Service

Member. Graduate Caucus, Symposium on Historical Poetics in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Connecticut College, November 2017.

Outside Speaker Coordinator. English Graduate Student Association, University of Connecticut. 2017-2018.

Co-Facilitator. Summer Graduate Fellowships Writing Institute, Graduate School and Office for National Scholarships & Fellowships, University of Connecticut. June 2017.

Treasurer. Graduate Association of Literary Artists, University of Connecticut. 2016-present.

Member. Digital Humanities Study Group, Humanities Institute, University of Connecticut. 2015-present.

Recording Secretary, Elections Committee. Graduate Employee Union (GEU-UAW), University of Connecticut. 2015-present.

Practicum Group Leader. First-Year Writing, University of Connecticut. Fall 2014.

Member. AETNA Graduate Teaching Award Committee, First-Year Writing, University of Connecticut. Spring 2014.

Senator and Representative for the Department of English. Graduate Student Senate, University of Connecticut. 2013-2014.

Member. Professional Development Committee and Diversity Committee, English Graduate Student Association, University of Connecticut. 2012-2014.

Member. Oversight and Implementation Committees, Orientation for New Teaching Assistants, First-Year Writing, University of Connecticut. Summer 2013.

Professional Memberships

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies

International Conference on Romanticism

International Network for the Study of Lyric

North American Association for the Study of Romanticism

Northeast Writing Centers Association

Modern Language Association

References available upon request to eleanor.reeds@uconn.edu 

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