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Kristen Davis

Kristen Davis

Doctoral student
Graduate Teaching Assistant

M.A., English, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA, 2007 (Summa Cum Laude)

B.S., Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA, 2004 (Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian)


Areas of interest/specializations

  • Gothic
  • Victorian Literature
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Cultural Studies

Selected presentations/conferences

“’The Horrible Nondescript’: Degeneration, Hybridity, and the Anxiety of Miscegenation in The Island of Dr. Moreau.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, Durham, NC, 13-15 November 2015.

“Colonial Syphiliphobia: Sexual Deviance and Disease in Richard Marsh’s The Beetle.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference, Portland, OR, 6-8 November 2015.

“Radical Kinships: The Subversive Power of Embracing Risk in Queer Subcultures.” Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference, Boston, MA, 16 October 2015.

Courses taught

  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Short Story and the Novel
  • American Pop Culture
  • British Literature II
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
the WVU Writing Center

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December 6: English 418 Capstone Reading, 5:30 p.m.,130 Colson Hall

March 20: Mary Moore Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 10: Clare Beams Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 20: Calliope Reading, 7:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

April 27: MFA Reading, 7:30 p.m., Gold Ballroom, WVU Mountainlair