Dissertation The EcoGothic: Pastoral Ideologies and the Gendered Gothic Landscape uses pastoral ideologies and contemporary ecofeminist theory to explore the connections between women and nature in the Gothic works of Ann Radcliffe, the Brontës, and Emily Dickinson.
Scholarly Papers Delivered * “Only Connect: Technology and Nature on the Playa,” ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, University of Indiana, Bloomington, June 2011.
* “Death in the Garden or The Weird Ways Women Die: Pastoral Ideologies in the Gendered Gothic Landscape,” ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Wofford College, Spartanberg, South Carolina, June 2007
* “Writing the Wild: Teaching Environmentally-themed Composition,” NISOD: National Institute of Staff Organization and Development, Austin, Texas, May 2006 * “Great Enchantress or Great Environmentalist: Ann Radcliffe and Environmental Ethics,” ASLE: Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Eugene, Oregon, June 2005
* “Darkness in the Range of Light: The Sierra Gothic,” WLA: Western Literature Association, Big Sky, Montana, October 2004 * “The Goddess without an Archetype,” ASLE: Association ofor the Study of Literature and the Environment, Boston, June 2003
* “No Woman’s Land: Women and Wild Places in Modern Texts and Contemporary American Society,” Playing theWild Card: Undisciplined Thoughts on Wilderness Conference, Banff, Canada, May 2002