Frances is a 5th-year PhD student who specializes in Victorian literature. Her dissertation, directed by Mary Ann O’Farrell, examines representations of waste, trash, and garbage in Victorian novels.
- 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture
- Published work: “Jane Eyre and Public Health: A Closer Look at the Lowood School Epidemic.” Victorians Institute Journal 40 (2014).
- She won the Forrest Burt Memorial Award for graduate research, Spring 2017, Texas A&M University
- She has presented at North American Victorian Studies Association, the Victorians Institute, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, Texas Medieval Association Conference, Texas A&M’s roundtable Victorian Intimacies, and University of Warwick’s Air and Illness Conference, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Coventry, UK
- This summer she was one of two graduate students selected to oversee a collaborative project between the English Department and the University Writing Center, funded by the Technology Services Core Curriculum Technology Enhancement Grant, for the creation of interactive online modules to be used in introductory composition classes.
- She has represented Texas A&M’s English department at the English Institute and at the Dickens Universe conference.
- She was the research assistant on forthcoming Cambridge edition of Henry James’s Roderick Hudson, ed. David McWhirter, Summer, 2017
- She is a CRLA-certified Master Tutor at the University Writing Center