Lauren Boasso, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Media, Art, and Text – Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016
M.A. Comparative Literature – Binghamton University, 2008
B.A. English, Studio Art Minor – Augusta University, 2006
An interdisciplinary background in the humanities informs my approach to teaching composition and literature courses. Because students operate in an increasingly digital world that requires proficiency with a variety of media, I assign projects that incorporate visual analysis and digital production. I challenge students to consider the relationship between image and text in both course readings and the projects they create. My research focuses on the multiple and often ambiguous representations of Victorian prisoners during the pivotal period when prisons began shutting their doors to outsiders. An emphasis on the context of media production and circulation structures both my teaching and research.
ENGL 1112 Academic Inquiry & Writing
ENGL 1112L Academic Inquiry & Writing (with lab)
ENGL 2200 Studies in Literature (Photography in the Contemporary Novel)
ENGL 4487 Representations of the Criminal (Fall 2018)
HNRS 4457 Honors Thesis Presentation