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English Department

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(615) 322-2325
321 Benson Science Hall


MA in English, Vanderbilt University, 2010

MFA in Creative Writing, University of Minnesota, 2009

BA in English and Philosophy, Saint Catherine University, 2004

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