Assistant Professor of English, Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Ph.D., University of Georgia
B.A., Agnes Scott College
Dr. Barnes joined USCB in Fall 2014. She was a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech. Her ongoing book project is called Ambivalent States: Italian Unification and Transatlantic Temporalities. Here is a picture of her visit to Emily Dickinson's house. She, with Dr. Hoffer, is one of the founding faculty sponsors for The May River Review. She also runs The English and Theater Show.
- with Rebecca Weber, “Lions and Tigers and Bears and Environmentalists, Oh My: An Ecocritical Reading of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” The Oswald Review 7 (2005): 1–45.
- with Kristin Boudreau, “Early Nineteenth-Century Literature.” American Literary Scholarship. Durham: Duke UP, 2007. 257–279.
- with Kristin Boudreau, “Early Nineteenth-Century Literature.” American Literary Scholarship. Durham: Duke UP, 2006. 221–250
- “‘I think I should write a book about the Austrians’: Effie Ruskin’s Ambivalent Venetian Letters.” British Women Writers Conference, June 2012.
- “‘A Strange, Strange Contrast’: Risorgimenti Hauntings in Vernon Lee’s Polite Stories.” British Women Writers Conference, April 2011.
“Remembering Rightly: Fictional Narrative in Henry James’s Italian Hours.” American LiteratureAssociation Fiction Symposium, October 2010.
“Rome, Concord, and The Art of ‘Momentary Circumstance.’” Nathaniel Hawthorne Society SummerMeeting, June 2010.
“Heavenly Belongings, Earthly Belongings, and Felicia Hemans’s The Restoration of the Works of Art to Italy.”British Women Writers Conference, April 2010.
“Imagination Like Likeness: The Copyist Aesthetic in The Wings of the Dove.” American LiteratureAssociation Fiction Symposium, October 2009.
“Photographic Mourning: Amy Levy’s The Romance of the Shop and the Development of FeminineSubjectivity.” British Women Writers Conference, April 2009.