Lauren Boasso, Ph.D.

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Senior Lecturer
Writing Center Director

English Department
College of Arts and Sciences
  • 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
About Lauren

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.

Courses Taught
  • ENGL 1150/6679 Peer Tutoring Practicum
  • ENGL 4487 Representations of "the Criminal"
  • ENGL 4484 Framing Museum Experience
  • HNRS 4457 Honors Thesis Presentation
  • ENGL 4480 English Internship
  • ENGL 4489 Digital Humanities Lab (team-taught course)
  • HNRS 3000 Book Club
  • ENGL 2200 Studies in Literature (Photography in the Contemporary Novel)
  • ENGL 1112 Academic Inquiry & Writing
  • ENGL 1114 Academic Inquiry & Writing (with lab)

In the Media