Dr. Elizabeth A. Way
Adjunct Professor in English and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Office: A122 Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-4174
Office Hours Spring 2017: Tuesday, 2:30-5:00pm and by appt.
Websites: http://college.wfu.edu/wgs/faculty-staff/dr-elizabeth-way/; http://wfu.academia.edu/ElizabethWay
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
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Poetics and Genre Studies
Courses Taught at Wake Forest
Graduate and Major Courses
ENG 651/351 Studies in Romanticism: Gender and the Global Gothic
WGS 622/221: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
ENG 340/WGS 377: Studies in Women and Literature: World. Class. Women.
Lifelong Learning Program: “Madmen, Medicine, and Monsters: The Science of Gothic Fiction,” http://lifelongwake.wfu.edu/terms/spring-2016/
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
WGS 101: Window on Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
First-Year and Writing Seminars
FYS 100: The Many Lives of Frankenstein: 200 Years of Monstrosity (NEW! Spring 2017)
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 Authority and Sincerity in Women’s Writing, 1790-1837 (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 authority and sincerity in the writings of several major Romantic women writers whose depiction of authoritative and sincere experiences hinge on these generic hybrid constructs, and to reconsider the poiesis of authority/authorship through these creative practices in female-authored Romantic texts. Writers and their works considered in this study include: Helen Maria Williams, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Felicia Hemans, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and Emily Brontë.
“The Science of Self/Reading in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” The Wordsworth Circle Winter 2017. (Forthcoming)
“‘Stuck through with a pin, and beautifully preserved’: Curating the Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861).” Biographical Misrepresentations of British Women Writers: A Hall of Mirrors and the Long Nineteenth Century. Ed. Brenda Ayres. New York: Palgrave, 2017.
“Working Matters: Sculpture, Slavery, and the Sonnet in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘Hiram Powers’ Greek Slave.’” Victorians Institute Journal‘s Digital Annex Vol. 43 (2015).
“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.
Review, Fresh Strange Music: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Language, by Donald S. Hair, Montreal, Quebec: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2015. Victorians Institute Journal 43 (2015): 255-60.
Review, That Line of Darkness: The Shadow of Dracula and the Great War, by Robert A. Douglas, Kingston, Ontario: Encompass, 2011. (Forthcoming in Gothic Studies)
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.
Episode 5: Gothic Literature for Humanities Viewpoints: A Podcast from the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute