Elizabeth WayDr. Elizabeth Way

Visiting Assistant Professor


Office: C5h Tribble Hall

Phone: (336) 758-4849

Email: wayea@wfu.edu


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

Feminist Theory

Poetics and Genre Studies

The Gothic

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

Book Project

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.

Selected Publications

“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.

Additional Information

Dr. Way’s professional website

Spring 2014 Courses:

 ENG 165 Innocence and Experience in British Literature

 WRI 111 Science Fictions

Coming Summer 2014…..

ENG 351/651 Studies in Romanticism: Gender and the Global Gothic



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