Department of English

Alicia Carroll

Alicia Carroll Associate Professor
9058 Haley Center
(334) 844-9058

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 1-3:00 pm
  • Thursday 1-3:00 pm


Alicia Carroll,  Associate Professor, received her PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A specialist in nineteenth-century English literature, she has published a book, Dark Smiles: Race and Desire in the Works of George Eliot. She has recently completed a new book: New Woman Ecologies: From Arts and Crafts to the Great War.  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.  Carroll’s research connects women’s studies, environmentalism, and nineteenth-century British studies.  Her teaching includes nineteenth-century British literature and literature, ecomedia, and the environment.

Representative Publications

  • “This is a sacred grove: Homosocial Ecologies in Adam Bede” in the journal Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism Volume 19.2 (2015) :185-197.
  • “Rethinking Romantic and Victorian Localisms: Nuts, Berries, and Bowers from Wordsworth to Eliot" in the forthcoming collection Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies, edited by Dewey Hall, Lexington Books, forthcoming
  • "The Greening of Mary De Morgan: The Cultivating Woman and the Ecological Imaginary in 'The Seeds of Love,'" Special Issue: Natural Environments, Victorian Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Victorian Studies. 36 (2) Fall 2010, 104-117.
  • "Race, Ethnicity and Identity," in George Eliot in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. (forthcoming)
  • The Quilts of Gee's Bend in Context, Co-Author of Site with Quilts of Gee's Bend in Context Team, Debut date August 2005.
  • Dark Smiles. Ohio University Press: Athens, OH, 2003.
  • "Human Milk in the Modern World: Breastfeeding and the Cult of the Dairy in Adam Bede and Tess of the d'Urbervilles." Women's Studies Special Issue: Ecofeminist Approaches to Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature, March/April 2002, Issue 2.
  • "Production and Vocation: Recent George Eliot Studies," Dickens Studies Annual: Essays in Victorian Fiction.
  • "Arabian Nights: Make-believe, Exoticism, and Desire in Daniel Deronda," Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 98 (April 1999).
  • "The Giaour's Campaign: Desire and the Other in Felix Holt: The Radical," Novel: A Forum, on Fiction 30:2 (Winter 1997): 237-258.

Last Updated: January 22, 2019