Dana’s research interests include the evolution of the print industry, specifically during the Victorian era and with particular interest in raw materials and editorship. She is interested in The Strand Magazine, and she focuses on the work of Arthur Conan Doyle. Dana hopes to create digital projects to enhance her research in these areas. She is also invested in feminist rhetoric, nostalgia, and “fandom” and fan communities.


English PhD student (2016 Cohort), Old Dominion University

MA, English, Southern Methodist University (2006)

BA, English, Southern Methodist University (1998)

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    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “And many a holy text around she strews, / That teach the rustic moralist to die”: Education and Deviation in Z for Zachariah, MLA 2019 Conference, Chicago.


    Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)
    Modern Language Association
    North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS)
    North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)
    Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
    Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

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