Jill Ehnenn joined Appalachian State University's English department in 2001, is a member of the Graduate Faculty, and affiliate of the Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Program. Recent seminars on Victorian Literature have been The Bildungsroman, Sexual Politics and Victorian Culture; The British Aesthetic Movement; The Victorian Visual Imagination; and Victorian Women's Poetry. Other courses include Gender Studies: Queer Theories and Feminisms; Intro to Lesbian and Gay Studies; and Queer Stories: LGBT Lives in Fiction and Film.
Her research interests focus upon intersections of subjectivity, sexuality, and embodiment as they are represented in nineteenth-century literary and visual texts. Current projects include continued archival work on the two late-Victorian women who wrote collaboratively under the pseudonym "Michael Field,"and editing a scholarly edition of Vernon Lee's 1884 novel, Miss Brown. She also is working on two book projects, the first titled Forms of Embodiment: Disability, Sexuality, and Nineteenth-Century Literary Form, and the second titled Art Objects and Women's Words: Victorian Women Writing Ekphrasis. Work-in-progress on contemporary queer issues include an article on queerness and choice.
Title: Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies in English
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Phone: (828) 262-2334