"'The Dramatic Poet and the Unpoetic Multitudes': Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Allegorized Theatrical Commentary in Book IV of Aurora Leigh." Victorian Poetry. (Fall 2017)
"'A Wicked Man, I Say, A Wicked Man!': Melodrama and the (Mis)Characterization of Romney Leigh." Midwest Modern Language Association Conference. St. Louis, MO, November 2016.
“Graduate Killjoys: A Roundtable on Contestation, Containment, and Resistance amidst the Precarity of Graduate Life.” National Women’s Studies Association. Milwaukee, WI, November 2015.
Dramatic Reading of Michael Field’s Attila, My Attila! (Supporting Role). Midwest Victorian Studies Association Conference, Iowa City, IA, May 2015.
"'Tis strange the gods who fashion us / Have given us such promptings”: Race, Gender, and the Melancholy Affect in Amy Levy’s 'Xantippe.'" Craft Critique Culture Conference. Iowa City, IA, April 2015.
"The Melancholy Dame: Marginalized Female Melancholia in Shakespeare's Ophelia." British Studies Student Symposium. Birmingham, AL, February 2008.
Next Generation PhD Summer Internship Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities, June -- July 2017
Post-Comprehensive Research Award, Graduate College, University of Iowa, Spring 2017
Research Interests and Profile
19th Century British Literature; amateurism and epistemology; creative nonfiction and literary journalism
Anna is currently at work on her dissertation on Victorian amateurism and knowledge cultures, which she is producing in podcast form under the direction of Jeffrey Porter and with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities' "Next Generation PhD" project. She served as a Production Assistant at Iowa Public Radio during the 2016-2017 academic year, during which she produced and co-hosted the podcast Lit City.