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English Department

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phone: 322-2325
Benson 321

Emily August

Research Area:   Long nineteenth century

                        Anatomy, surgery, and the history of medicine

                        Fairy tales

                        African American criminal confession narratives



Prev. Courses:   Engl 102W: “Re-hearse: Anatomical Theatres and Mortuary Aesthetics” (2011-2012)

                        Engl 102W: “Comparative Cartographies” (2010-2011)


Curr. Positions: Sawyer Seminar Fellow, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities (2012-2013)

                        President, English Graduate Student Organization


Prev. Positions:  Graduate Instructor, Department of English, Vanderbilt University (2010-2012)

                        Poetry Editorial Staff, Nashville Review, Vanderbilt University (2010-2012)

                        Social Chair, English Graduate Student Organization, Vanderbilt University (2011-2012)

Graduate Instructor, Department of English, University of Minnesota (2006-2009)

FLiCX Speaker (Faculty-Led Interactive Cinematic eXplorations) (2011)

Co-Coordinator, English Department Recruitment and Orientation (2010)


Prof’l Honors:   Provost’s Graduate Fellowship, Vanderbilt University

                        Aden Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Writing, 2012