I am Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi where I teach English Composition, Technical Writing, and World Literature.
My research focuses on Nineteenth-Century British Literature, gender and sexuality, embodiment, and the crosscurrents between women’s writing and medical discourse at a critical juncture in the emergence of gynecology as a distinct branch of medicine. My current book project conceptualizes my dissertation, Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers and Resistive Embodiment as a monograph that explores resistive embodiment in strategies of writing in the journals, short stories, novels, and poetry of Mary Shelley, Sara Coleridge, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Earlier iterations of resistive embodiment appear in an article, “Maternal-Child Bonds and Resistive Embodiment in Sara Coleridge’s Writing” in Essays in Romanticism, and my chapter, “Resistive Embodiment and Incestuous Desire in Mary Shelley’s Mathilda” in Romantic Women Writers and Transgressive Sexuality, edited by David Sigler and Kathryn Ready (University of Edinburgh Press, 2023).
This website contains information about the courses I teach, talks, my publications, and online tools for composition. I also share links to digital works-in-progress.
For a sample of my writing on indigenous literatures, please see my article, “When my hands are empty / I will be full: Visualizing Two Spirit Bodies in Chrystos’s Not Vanishing,” in Studies in American Indian Literatures (vol. 31, no. 1-2, Spring-Summer 2019, pp. 83-114.)
Additionally, Children’s Literature remains close to my heart. Read about my visit with the famous editor of A. A. Milne’s writing at A Day in Ashdown Forest with Dr. Ann Thwaite in the ChLA International Committee Blog.
I have presented papers at the International Conference on Romanticism, Health Humanities Consortium, Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures (ASAIL), Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Conference (INCS), British Women Writers Conference (BWWC), North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference (NASSR), The Narrative Conference, Victorian Institute Conference, British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS), Children’s Literature Association Conference (ChLA), and the Coleridge Summer Conference. I will be presenting at Computers & Writing in June of 2023 and the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in Rome in July of 2023. For a full list and additional information, please see my curriculum vitae. You can also contact me at Crystal.Veronie@usm.edu.