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Alicia Carroll

Alicia Carroll

Professor

English

Alicia Carroll

Contact Me

334-844-9058

carroal@auburn.edu

9058 Haley Center

Office Hours

Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm or by appointment via Zoom

Education

PhD, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

About Me

Professor Alicia Carroll received her PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A specialist in Victorian studies and ecocriticism, she welcomes the opportunity to mentor graduate and undergraduate students working in both areas. 

Carroll was a lead faculty member in the formation of the Quilts of Gee’s Bend in Context website and currently manages the academic content of the site. She is a member of both the UKI Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment and the American Association for Studies in Literature and the Environment, serving as a member of the Diversity Caucus in the American branch. She has recently completed a new ecocritical book, New Woman Ecologies: From Arts and Crafts to the Great War and Beyond, appearing in the Under the Sign of Nature series with the University of Virginia Press in 2019.

Research Interests

19th-century British literature and culture; green cultural studies; Victorian studies; ecocriticism and environmental humanities; women's and gender studies

Publications

Books

Select Recent Articles and Chapters

  • “Rivers Change like Nations”: Reading Eco-Apocalypse in The Waters of Edera,” in Victorian Environmental Nightmares, 2019, Palgrave. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14042-7
  • "‘Leaves and Berries’: Agatha Christie and the Herbal Revival," Green Letters, 22:1, 20-30 (2018), DOI: 10.1080/14688417.2018.1438303
  • “‘This is a sacred grove’: homosocial ecologies in Adam Bede," Green Letters, 19:2, 185-197, (2015), DOI: 10.1080/14688417.2015.1023738
  • “Rethinking Romantic and Victorian Localisms: Nuts, Berries, and Bowers from Wordsworth to Eliot" in Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies, edited by Dewey Hall, Lexington Books, 2016
  • “The Greening of Mary De Morgan: The Cultivating Woman and the Ecological Imaginary in ‘The Seeds of Love.’” Victorian Review, vol. 36, no. 2, 2010, pp. 104–117. 
  • "Race, Ethnicity and Identity," in George Eliot in Context, edited by Margaret Harris, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.