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Ashley Shannon

Assistant Professor
Department of English

Language and Literature

238 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-8733

Ashley Shannon

ENG 105 Literatures in English
ENG 220 British Literature I
ENG 221 British Literature II
ENG 440 Studies in Major Author(s)

Research Interests
My primary research interest is the Romantic novel, particularly as it developed in Scotland and Ireland in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  I am also interested in 19th century women's writing; to me, the "outsider" status both of women and of colonial subjects provides a useful lens for redacting Romanticism.  How does this aspect of the canon change when we examine its manifestation in non-canonical writing?  This attempt to expand the canon in order to understand it more fully has pushed my work across traditional national boundaries, giving a transatlantic focus to my dissertation, and, hopefully, to my future work.

Recent Publications
"Enriched Classics Curriculum Guide to Wuthering Heights." New York: Simon & Schuster.  2004.

B.A., M.A. The University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin