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Dr. Elizabeth A. Petrino

Professor of English & American Literature
o: Canisius Hall Rm 100
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  • Petrino, Elizabeth A. "Discordant American Vistas: Teaching Nineteenth-Century Paintings and Poetry." Options for Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Poetry, ed. Paula Bernat Bennett, Karen L. Kilcup, and Philipp Schweighauser.  New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2007. 244-258.
  • Petrino, Elizabeth A. '’We are Rising as a People’: Frances Harper’s Radical Views on Class and Racial Equality in ’Sketches of Southern Life’.' ATQ: 19th C. American Literature and Culture 19 (2005): 133-153.
  • Petrino, Elizabeth A. 'Cross-Cultural Connections in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing.' American Studies through Russian and American Eyes: New Curricula and New Pedagogies for English and the Social Sciences: Russia, United States, and Europe in the Baltic Region.Terra Baltica, 2005. 174-194.
  • Petrino, Elizabeth A. 'Late Bloomer: The Gentian as Sign or Symbol in the Work of Dickinson and Her Contemporaries.' The Emily Dickinson Journal 14 (2005): 104-25.
  • Petrino, Elizabeth A. '’Allow me, Sir, at parting’: Sentimentality and Emotional Spectatorship in Dickinson and Poe’s Verse Valentines.' Worcester Review 23 (2003): 89-97.
  • Petrino, Elizabeth A. "Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry." Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing, ed. Dale M. Bauer and Philip Gould.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.  122-42.
  • Petrino, Elizabeth A.  Emily Dickinson and Her Contemporaries: Women's Verse in America, 1820-1885.  Hanover: The University Press of New England, 1998.
  • Petrino, Elizabeth A.  "'Silent Eloquence': The Social Codification of Floral Metaphors in the Poems of Frances Sargent Osgood and Emily Dickinson." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 15 (1998): 139-57.
  • "'Feet So Precious Charged': Dickinson, Sigourney, and the Child Elegy." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 13 (1994): 317-38.


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