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Department of English Language and Literature

Welcome

Contact Information

  • Arts and Administration 3036
  • Telephone: (709) 864-8293
  • Email: aloman@mun.ca

Education

  • PhD, Queen's University (2003)
  • MA, Queen's University (1994)
  • BA (with distinction), University of Victoria (1993)

Research Interests

  • 19th-Century American Literature and Culture
  • Graphic Narrative (Comics Studies)
  • Children's Literature

Publications

Books

  • 'Somewhat on the Community-System': Fourierism in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Routledge, 2005.

Articles

  • "'More than a Parchment Three-Pence': Crises of Value in Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux." PMLA 126.2 (2011).
  • “The Sea Cook’s Wife: Evocations of Slavery in Treasure Island.Children’s Literature 38 (2010).
  • "Cosmopolitan Detachment in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘Prophetic Pictures.’” ESQ 53:1 (2007).
  • “‘Well Intended Liberal Slop’: Allegories of Race in Art Spiegelman’s Maus.Journal of American Studies 40:3 (2006).

Book Chapters

  • "'That Mouse's Shadow': The Canonization of Spiegelman's Maus." The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts. Ed. Paul Williams and James Lyons. UP of Mississippi, 2010.

Fiction

  • "Mike Harris Saved From Drowning." Exile: The Literary Quarterly 22:3 (Fall 1998).

Current and Recent Courses

Undergraduate

  • English 4251: American Literature to 1880
  • English 3843: Introduction to the Graphic Novel [team-taught with Nancy Pedri]
  • English 3260: American Drama
  • English 2850: What is Film?
  • English 2214: 19th-Century American Fiction
  • English 1101: Critical Reading and Writing (Fiction)

Graduate

  • English 7058: Representations of the American City, 1790-1915
  • English 7062: Studies in Graphic Narrative
  • English 7060: Nineteenth-Century American Literary “Classics” on Film
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