I am a Doctoral Candidate in English Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi. My dissertation project, “Resistive Embodiment in Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Women’s Writings” focuses on the various ways that women responded to changing definitions of womanhood, women’s illnesses, and women’s social roles in their writings, including poetry, fiction, and novels. My other research interests include issues of individual resistance and dissent, sovereignty and violence, embodiment and disability. In addition to British literature, the scope of my research and writing includes indigenous and children’s literature.
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.
My chapter, “Resistive Embodiment and Incestuous Desire in Mary Shelley’s Mathilda” is forthcoming in Romantic Women Writers and Transgressive Sexuality, edited by David Sigler and Kathryn Ready.
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.
Of course, 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, Nineteenth-Century Conference (INCS), British Women Writers Conference (BWWC), and North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference (NASSR), The Narrative Conference, and Victorian Institute. For a full list and additional information, please see my Curriculum Vitae. You can also contact me at Crystal.Veronie@usm.edu.