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Director, Internships Program; Honors College Liaison & Assistant Professor
penninhl@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Office: Keezell 410

Specialization: 
Nineteenth-century British literature, Victorian fiction, autobiography, narrative theory, theory of the novel

Education:
Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
M.A., Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
B.A., English and Hispanic Studies, The College of William and Mary

Publications

Book:

Fictional Selves: Creating Identity in the Victorian Fictional Autobiography. University of Missouri. 2018.

Journal/Article/Essay:

“Interpreting the Labor and Legacy of the Independent Literary Typist; or, The Typing of Ethel Kate Dickens.” Victorian Literature and Culture (journal of Cambridge UP). 50.2: forthcoming summer 2022.

“Life, Death, and Identity in The Lifted Veil: George Eliot’s Experiments in First-Person Fiction” in Critical Insights: George Eliot, Ed. Katie Peel. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press. 2016.

"How Do You Solve a Problem Like Esther? Reading Bleak House as Fictional Autobiography.” Victorians Institute Journal 41 (2013).

“‘But why should readers be made to feel…’: Repulsing Readerly Sympathy for Ethical Ends in the Victorian Realist Novel.” Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 7.19 (Fall 2013).

“Reading Narrative Truth through the Absence of Narrative Awareness in Wilkomirski’s Fragments.” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 28.1 (Summer 2013).

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