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Alexis Easley


Communication Studies

  • Education
  • Ph.D. in English, University of Oregon, awarded with distinction
  • Expertise
  • Victorian literature and culture, media history, nineteenth-century journalism, gender studies, digital humanities

 As a researcher, teacher, and editor, I am interested in everything Victorian.       

 I recently published three essay collections, Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1830s–1900s, with Beth Rodgers and Clare Gill (Edinburgh UP, 2019), as well as The Routledge Handbook to Nineteenth-Century Periodicals and Newspapers (2016) and Researching the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Case Studies (2017), both co-edited with Andrew King and John Morton. I have also published three monographs: New Media and the Rise of the Popular Woman Writer, 1832–60 (Edinburgh University Press, 2021); Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850–1914 (University of Delaware Press, 2011); and First-Person Anonymous: Women Writers and Victorian Print Media, 1830-70 (Ashgate-Routledge, 2004);        

Other current research and teaching interests include Victorian women writers, literary copyright, nineteenth-century journalism, mass-market poetry, media studies, Eliza Cook, and the Brontës. I am currently working on three books: Eliza Cook: Poet of the People, funded by a 2021 National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend, and the 2021-24 UST University Scholars program;    British Writers, Popular Literature, and New Media Innovation, 1820–45 (edited essay collection under contract with Edinburgh University Press); and Shopping as Comedy: A Victorian Scrapbook (facsimile edition under contract with Routledge).