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Heydt-Stevenson, Jillian Associate Professor

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Research

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  • I am a scholar of British and French Romanticism. I teach and research the novel, poetry, and visual arts of the years 1785-1850. I pursue interdisciplinary and comparative approaches by exploring the intersection between literature and the visual arts and between English and French literature. I have studied the role landscape plays in Romantic literature. Further, I write on tourism, especially British travel to Italy and the Middle East during the 18th and 19th centuries. I have finished a book on the role that material culture--specifically things like diamonds, architectural ruins, statues, and hats play in conveying meaning in novels. I am also currently writing a book on the influence of the Syrian City Palmyra on 18th and 19th century British culture.

keywords

  • British Romanticism, French Romanticism, Visual Arts, Critical Thinking, History, Interdisciplinarity, Travel Literature (to Italy, France, and to Middle Eastern countries), Narrative Theory, Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, Maria Edgeworth, Germaine de Stael, Gender Studies, Feminism, Landscape Architecture, the novel, comparative studies

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • COML 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ENGL 4830 Honors Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ENGL 5849 Independent Study (Graduate Level 1) (Spring 2019)
  • ENGL 7849 Independent Study (Graduate Level 2) (Spring 2019)
  • ENGL 8999 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • COML 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ENGL 4850 Independent Study---Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • ENGL 8999 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • COML 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)
  • ENGL 4830 Honors Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ENGL 5029 British Literature and Culture Before 1800 (Spring 2018)
  • ENGL 5849 Independent Study (Graduate Level 1) (Spring 2018)
  • ENGL 7849 Independent Study (Graduate Level 2) (Spring 2018)
  • ENGL 8999 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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