Laura E. Rotunno, Ph.D.

Laura E. Rotunno
Associate Professor, English
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    Laura Rotunno received her MA and Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Her research and teaching interests include nineteenth-century British literature, the novel, narrative theory, cultural studies, and genre and gender studies. "The Long History of 'In Short': Mr. Micawber, Letter-Writers, and Literary Men," an article that foregrounds her interest in nineteenth-century correspondence customs, appears in Victorian Literature and Culture. Her book Postal Plots in British Fiction 1840-1898: Readdressing Correspondence in Victorian Culture was published by Palgrave in 2013. Her current project investigates late-nineteenth-century novels that explore female athletes and academics; her two most recent articles concerning this topic can be found in in Victorian Review and Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies.

    Research Interests

    British Literature and Culture

    19th British Cultural History

    The Novel

    Genre and Narratology

    New Woman Fiction

    19th British Education and Athleticism