Dr. Elizabeth A. Way
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: New! A122 Tribble Hall (in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Phone: New! (336) 758-3758
Office Hours Summer 2015: By appointment only
PhD University of Georgia
MA Durham University, England
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies University of North Carolina-Greensboro
BA Wake Forest University
Areas of Interest
19th-Century British Literature and Culture
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Poetics and Genre Studies
Literature and Science
Courses Taught at Wake Forest
Graduate and Major Courses
ENG 651/351 Studies in Romanticism: Gender and the Global Gothic
ENG 185 Studies in Global Literature: World. Class. Women.
ENG 165 Studies in British Literature: Innocence and Experience
ENG 165 Studies in British Literature: Dreams, Vision(s) and the British Imagination
ENG 160 Introduction to British Literature
ENG 150 Literature Interprets the World: Fearful Symmetry: Life, Art, and the Shape of Our Nightmares
First-Year Writing Seminars
WRI 111 Science / Fiction(s)
WRI 111 Novel Cartographies: Fact, Fiction, and Mapping One’s Journeys
ENG 111 Men, Women, and Gendered Rhetoric
Romantic Compositions: A Poetics of Home and Exile in Women’s Writing, 1790-1832 (in preparation)
My book proposes a new consideration of the intersections of gender and genre within literary Romanticism to include multi-generic works by women writers as a central form in the period, to present a poetics of home and exile in the writings of several major Romantic women writers whose representations of domestic and exilic experiences hinge on these generic hybrid constructs, and to reconsider the poiesis of home and exile through these creative practices in female-authored Romantic texts. Writers and their works considered in this study include: Helen Maria Williams, Mary Wollstonecraft, Dorothy Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. (Under consideration at Bucknell University Press)
“Mary Seacole.” Invited Editor. Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Gale Cengage Learning. Vol. 305. April 2015.
Review, Playing to the Crowd: London Popular Theatre, 1780-1830, by Frederick Burwick, New York: Palgrave, 2011 for Romanticism 20.2 (July 2014): 200-02.
Review, Gothic Realities: The Impact of Horror Fiction on Modern Culture, by L. Andrew Cooper, Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010. Gothic Studies 15.2 (November 2013): 114-16.
“Teaching Mary Seacole in a First-Year Writing Seminar.” Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature. Ed. Supriya M. Nair. Options for Teaching Series. New York: MLA, 2012. 380-404.
Selected Recent and Upcoming Talks:
“Re-viewing ‘Tintern Abbey.’” 41st Annual Wordsworth Summer Conference, August 2012
“‘Listen to my tale’: Balladry and Romantic Entanglements in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” 22nd Annual North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, July 2014
“Narrating ‘Line[s] of Connection’ in Helen Maria Williams’s Letters Written in France in the Summer of 1790.” 23rd Annual British Women Writers Conference, June 2015
“The Novel Dracula; or, How the Count Won’t be Shorthanded.” 12th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, July 2015