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Desirée Henderson

Department of English

Desiree Henderson


Office: 611 Carlisle Hall

Additional Info: Desirée Henderson specializes in American literature, life writing, and women's writing, and is the author of two books: Grief and Genre in American Literature, 1790-1870 (Ashgate, 2011) and How to Read a Diary: Critical Contexts and Interpretive Strategies for 21st-Century Readers (Routledge, 2019). She has published numerous essays including in the edited collections A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry and The New Dickinson Studies, and in journals such as a/b: Auto/biography Studies, American Periodicals, Early American Literature, and Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. Her research interests include: eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature, feminist literary criticism and women's writing, genre studies, autobiography studies, archival research and manuscript studies, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

Cathy Corder

Catherine Corder


Office: 210 Carlisle Hall


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