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Dr. Elizabeth A. Petrino

Associate Professor of Engish & American Literature
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 109
p: x3014
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B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Current Research Interests

My research interests center on the poems and letters of Emily Dickinson and her American female literary peers. I'm currently exploring the way nineteenth-century women's writing reflects a commitment to social activism and enters into popular national discourses, such as the Civil War, abolition, and Native-American removal, in antebellum print culture. Other projects include a book on feminist pedagogy and Jesuit education, co-edited with Prof. Jocelyn Boryczka in the Politics Department, and, with the aid of a Corrigan Scholar, a volume of selected works by Lydia Sigourney, a popular poet, essayist, and reformer.

Courses Taught

  1. ASEN 332: American Romanticism
  2. EN 12: Texts and Contexts II
  3. EN 121: Amer Litr & the Environment
  4. EN 0121: Amer Litr & the Environment
  5. EN 121: Amer Litr & the Environment
  6. EN 124: Amer Litr: Myths & Legends
  7. EN 126: American Social Protest Litr
  8. EN 230: Spec Top: Early American Litr
  9. EN 0230A: SpeTop:19th Cent Amer Litr&Cul
  10. EN 230A: SpeTop:19th Cent Amer Litr&Cul
  11. EN 231: Early American Literature
  12. EN 234: Amer Wom Writers of 19th Cent
  13. EN 332: American Romanticism
  14. EN 381: American Romanticism
  15. EN 399: Independent Study
  16. HR 101: Minds and Bodies