Dr. Elizabeth Way
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: C5h Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-4849
Office Hours Spring 2015: Tuesdays, 3:15-5:15pm, and by appt.
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
Literature and Science
Poetics and Genre Studies
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 as écriture feminine 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)
“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.