Planning Committee

Meghan L. Burke (M.A. English, Florida State University 2007) is a doctoral candidate in nineteenth-century British literature, with a particular focus on Romantic-era women’s prose; additional areas of interest include the Gothic, women’s political and autobiographical writing, and disability studies.

Eugenia Gonzalez (M.A., English, Louisiana State University) is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at The Ohio State University, where she studies nineteenth-century British literature. She is particularly interested in gender and material culture and is currently writing a dissertation on dolls and doll figures in Victorian literature.

Lis Lindeman-Ravert (M.A. French, University of Chicago, 2001; M.A. English, The Ohio State University, 2007) is currently a third-year Ph.D. student in nineteenth-century British literature focusing on the Victorian Novel and Victorian-era advice manuals. Her research revolves around how the interplay between fiction and nonfiction regulated and defined the relationships between mothers and their sons.

Kara R. Spaulding (B.A., English, The Ohio State University, 2004; M.A., English, The Ohio State University, 2008) is a second-year Ph.D. student in nineteenth-century British literature, focusing on the intersection of psychology and gender, and its impact on realism, within the Victorian novel. Additional areas of interest include feminist theory, gender and subjectivity, and theories of language and affect.

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