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Writing Center Consultant, Brandeis University Writing Center, 2012-present

Jennifer Thomas

Ph.D. – ABD

M.A in English, Brandeis University, 2013

B.A in English Literature and Francophone Studies, St. Lawrence University, 2012

Research Interests:

19th- and early 20th- century transatlantic literature; history and theory of the novel (realism, naturalism, and modernism); narrative theory; genre studies; regionalism


The Naturalist Novel in English, 1880-1920

Primary Advisor:

Professor John Plotz


“Cather and the Art of Naturalism,” 15th International Willa Cather Seminar, 2015


Mellon Dissertation Research Grant, 2016

Frankel Foundation Fellowship, 2015

Gilmore-Valenze Endowed Prize in English and American Literature, Brandeis University, 2013

Courses Taught:

UWS: Flappers and Feminists: Women of the Jazz Age (Spring 2016)

UWS: A Sense of Place: Regional American Literature (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)

(TF) Introduction to Literary Studies, Professor Paul Morrison (Fall 2015)

(TF) The Films of Disney, Professor Caren Irr (Spring 2015)

(TF) Sex and Cinema, Visiting Professor Rani Neutill (Fall 2014)

(TF) Poetry: A Basic Course, Professor John Burt (Spring 2014)

(TF) Magical Realism and Modern Myth, Professor David Sherman (Spring 2014)

(TF) Classic Hollywood Cinema, Professor Paul Morrison (Fall 2013)

Favorite Work:

The Professor's House

Tess of the d'Urbervilles