"'The Dramatic Poet and the Unpoetic Multitudes': Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Allegorized Theatrical Commentary in Book IV of Aurora Leigh." Victorian Poetry. (Fall 2017)
“Presenting ‘My Hideous Progeny’: A Podcast Dissertation on Gothic Fiction and the Modern Humanities.” The Fates of Frankenstein Conference. Edinburgh Napier University. Edinburgh, Scotland, November 2018.
“Gendered Invalidation in the Gothic and the Academic #MeToo Movement: Towards a More Mindful, Feminist Pedagogy in the Humanities.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA). Birmingham, AL, November 2018.
“Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Lift Master.” Craft Critique Culture Conference. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA, April 2018.
“Hearing Voices: A Case Study of a Podcast Dissertation.” Beyond the PDF: Planning for the Future of the Dissertation. Iowa City, IA, March 2018.
"'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.
"'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.
2018 Graduate College Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa.
2018 Graduate and Professional Student Government Research Grant, University of Iowa.
2017 NEH Next Generation PhD Summer Internship, University of Iowa.
2017 Outstanding TA Award, Council on Teaching, University of Iowa.
2017 Post-Comprehensive Research Award, Graduate College, University of Iowa.
2016 Doug Trank Memorial Teaching Award, Rhetoric Department, University of Iowa.
2009 Graduate Council Fellowship, University of Alabama.
Research Interests and Profile
Gothic and Victorian literature; feminist pedagogy; creative nonfiction
Anna is currently at work on her dissertation on Gothic fiction, which she is producing in podcast form under the co-direction of Jeff Porter and Judith Pascoe. Titled "My Gothic Dissertation," the project re-examines Gothic fiction as a genre concerned with the relationship between students and teachers, while simultaneously telling the story of its own creation, questioning some of the long-held assumptions about Ph.D. training in the United States.