Ashley Shannon

Department Chair
Associate Professor
Department of English

Language and Literature

235ALake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3400
[email protected]

Ashley Shannon

ENG 216: Foundations of Literary Study: Critical Approaches
ENG 220: British Literature I
ENG 221: British Literature II
ENG 323: British Literature in 18th Century-Romantic Era
ENG 330: Studies in Fiction
ENG 495: Literature and Language (Capstone)
ENG 603: Seminar in British Literature
ENG 612: Women Writers
ENG 624: Genre Studies
ENG 651: Literary Period Seminar
ENG 661: Author or Topic Seminar


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?  Current research interests also focus on 20th and 21st century speculative fiction by women writers.

Recent Publications 
“‘No, Madam, I am an American’: Lydia Maria Child’s Romantic Revolution.”  Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations 16. 1(2012 Apr): 73-93.

“Lydia Maria Child” Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Vol 289. Layman Poupard Publishing/Gale Group, 2014. [Invited editor]

“Enriched Classics Guide to Wuthering Heights.” New York: Simon and Schuster.  2004.  Co-authored with Vimala Pasupathi.

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

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