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Alexandra Neel - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Alexandra Neel Alexandra Neel

Associate Professor of English and Director of Humanities | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Biography

A specialist in nineteenth-century British literature and visual culture, Alexandra Neel joined the Humanities Program at Loyola Marymount University as an Assistant Professor in fall 2009 after serving two years as an Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Oregon. She earned her PhD in English Literature from Princeton University in 2007. Her work focuses on the exchanges between illustrated travelogues of polar exploration and literary works, which range from Captain Cook's Second Voyage and Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner to Scott's Last Expedition and Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Currently, Neel is working on a book-length project, "Winters Tales: Literary and Photographic Explorations of Antarctica and the Arctic." Her most recent articles focus on Charles Dickens' engagement with slavery in Our Mutual Friend and Mary Shelley's use of the still-life genre in Frankenstein. She teaches upper-division interdisciplinary seminars for the Humanities and Honors Programs and English Department, as well as courses on fiction, the graphic novel, and world literature.

Education (4)

Princeton University: Ph.D., English Literature 2007

Princeton University: M.A., English Literature 2005

Clare College, Cambridge University: B.A., English Literature 1995

Smith College at Northampton: B.A., magna cum laude, English and French Literature 1993

Areas of Expertise (7)

Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Visual Cultures

Theories and Histories of Photography

Travel Literature

Polar Studies

Gender Studies

Postcolonial Studies

Industry Expertise (3)

Education/Learning

Women

Research

Languages (1)

  • French

Courses (9)

Nineteenth-Century Global Travelers

HMNT 493/ENGL 389

“Graphic Stories”

HMNT 498/ENGL 389

"Photography, Literature, and the Uncanny"

HMNT 498/HNRS/ENGL 389

Literary Analysis

HNRS 2300

Intro to Fiction

ENGL 208

On the Sublime

HNRS 115

College Writing

ENGL 110

First-Year Seminar: Graphic Stories

FFYS 1000

Writing Tutorial

HNRS 100, fall 2011, 2012

Articles (5)

Qui est là?’: Negative Personhood in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature

“‘Qui est là?’: Negative Personhood in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. (2017).

Still life in Frankenstein A Forum on Fiction

“Still life in Frankenstein.” NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 48.3 (2015): 421-445

The Ghost Slavery in Our Mutual Friend Victorian Literature and Culture

“The Ghost Slavery in Our Mutual Friend.” Victorian Literature and Culture 43.3 (2015): 511-32.

A Something-Nothing out of its Very Contrary’: The Photography of Coleridge Victorian Studies

“‘A Something-Nothing out of its Very Contrary’: The Photography of Coleridge.” Victorian Studies 49.2 (2007): 208-217.

The Photography of Antarctica: Virginia Woolf’s Letters of Discovery Woolf and the Art of Exploration

“The Photography of Antarctica: Virginia Woolf’s Letters of Discovery.” Woolf and the Art of Exploration. Clemson, SC: Clemson Digital Press, 2006. 203-211.