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Director, Internships Program; Honors College Liaison & Associate Professor
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Office: Keezell 405

Spring 2024 Office Hours:
Tuesday, 9:30am - 12:30pm online 

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

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



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


"'It is Enough': Caring Through the Gap." Narrative, 31.3 (October 2023): pp. 235-254. URL:

Heidi L. Pennington: 19 Cents Q&A Interview. Blog of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, April 2023. 

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 (summer 2022): 385-416.

“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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