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Bio


Carrie Shanafelt

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Bio


Carrie Shanafelt

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Carrie Shanafelt is an Assistant Professor of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University (University College) in Teaneck, NJ, where she teaches courses on modern literature and philosophy. Her essays appear in LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, CEA Forum, and a tercentenary volume on David Hume. She is currently writing a book manuscript on Jeremy Bentham ("The Utility of Pleasure"), and essays on Samuel Johnson and Ottobah Cugoano. She lives in New York City.

 

Ph.D. 2011

City university of New York

M.A. 2003

Case Western Reserve university

B.A. 2001

Case Western Reserve University

 

 
 

Carrie grew up in Shawnee, Kansas, and moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1997 for college, where she studied Spanish and English literatures and minored in Political Science. She continued at CWRU to write an M.A. thesis on rhetoric and Henry Fielding. In 2003, she moved to Brooklyn, New York, to study at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her 2011 dissertation was "Common Sense: The Rise of Narrative in the Age of Self-Evidence." From 2011 to 2014, she served as a visiting professor at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania and then Grinnell College in Iowa before moving back to New York City to begin at Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

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Recent Publications and Lectures


Recent Publications and Lectures

 

Recent Publications and Lectures


Recent Publications and Lectures

 

Forthcoming

 

2018                                            

 

 

 

2017

 

 

"The 'Plexed Artistry' of Nabokov and Johnson" 

Modernity Johnson: Samuel Johnson Among the Modernists, ed. Lee

Oral Paper: "Allegorical Rhetoric in Eighteenth-Century British Fiction"

Narrative, Montréal

Oral Paper: "Jeremy Bentham's Queer Christ"

Modern Language Association, New York City

Invited Lecture: "Pleasure in the Age of Shelley"

Penn Shelley Seminar, U of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Oral Paper: "Aesthetics of Trauma in Infinite Jest"

Modern Language Association, Philadelphia

Review of Making Love: Sentiment and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature by Paul Kelleher

The Shandean 27

2016

Review of The Impotency Poem from Ancient Latin to Restoration Literature by Hannah Lavery

Renaissance Quarterly 69.2

Oral Paper: "Ottobah Cugoano and Economic Philosophy"

Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Amherst

Invited Lecture: "The Vulnerable Reader in Eighteenth-Century British Fiction"

University of Tokyo Department of English, Tokyo

2015

Oral Paper: "Bentham on the Aesthetics of Sexual Taste"

American Society for Eighteenth-Century STudies, Los Angeles

2014

"On Teaching Gothic Fiction and Non-Empiricist Aesthetics"

College English Association Forum 43.2

"Vicarious Sex and the Vulnerable Eighteenth-Century Reader"

Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory 24.4

Oral Paper: "Labor, Global Markets, and Human Rights in the Undergraduate Classroom"

Left Forum, New York City

Oral Paper: "Locke, Defoe, and the Suffering Self"

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Williamsburg

2013

 

"The Rhetoric of Consensus: Hume and Fielding on Moral Sentiment"

David Hume: A Tercentenary Tribute, Ed. Tweyman

Oral Paper: "Numeracy as Freedom: The Many Lives of Benjamin Banneker"

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, ClevelanD

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Courses Taught


Courses Taught

Courses Taught


Courses Taught

Topics

Eighteenth-Century Comic Novels

DESIRE AND CONSENT IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SATIRE

ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE BRITISH NOVEL (B.A. AND M.A.)

THE GOTHIC NOVEL

THE MILTONIC SUBLIME IN BLAKE, BYRON, AND SHELLEY

Poetics of Desire: Seventeenth-Century Poetry

Shakespeare I and II

Women Writers and the Literary Tradition

Allegorical Narratives in Children’s Literature

Modern Philosophy

Slavery and Human Rights

Black literature 1965-2018

Hitchcock: Film Analysis 

Theories of Gender and Sexuality

Advanced Poetics

Surveys

African-American Literature

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

British Literature II 

American Literature I 

Writing and Methods

Literary Analysis 

Technical Communications 

Great Works of Fiction 

Introduction to British Literature 

Introduction to Poetry 

Composition 

Composition Tutorial