Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer ThomasPhD – ABD
MA in English, Brandeis University, 2013
BA in English Literature and Francophone Studies, St. Lawrence University, 2012
Office Location: Rabb 247
Writing Center Consultant, Brandeis University Writing Center, 2012-present

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"