Dr. Elizabeth Way
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: C5h Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-4849
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 and Global Literature and Culture
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Poetics and Genre Studies
Literature and Science
Courses Taught at Wake Forest
WRI 111 Science / Fiction(s)
WRI 111 Men, Women, and Gendered Rhetoric
WRI 111 Novel Cartographies: Fact, Fiction, and Mapping One’s Journeys
ENG 150 Fearful Symmetry: Life, Art, and the Shape of Our Nightmares
ENG 160 Introduction to British Literature
ENG 165 Dreams, Vision(s) and the British Imagination
ENG 165 Innocence and Experience in British Literature
Narrative Dwellings: The Poetics of Home and Exile in Romantic Women’s Writing (in progress)
My book project proposes a Romantic poetics that connects multi-genre form with innovative representations of home and exile in the epistles, journals, novels, and poetry by a few major Romantic women writers. I examine works by Helen Maria Williams, Mary Wollstonecraft, Dorothy Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Landon, emphasizing the impact that the dwelling together of various narrative forms has to iconic and formalist (re)imaginings of home and exile.
“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, 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.
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.
“Mary Seacole.” Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Gale Cengage Learning. Layman-Poupard Publishing. Invited guest editor for forthcoming entry on Seacole. Under contract, June 2014.
Spring 2014 Courses:
Coming Summer 2014…..