PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Ellen Stockstill earned her Ph.D. from Georgia State University where she focused her work on "fallen women" in Victorian literature and culture. She received a M.A. in English from Georgia State University and a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Arlington where she was also a scholarship athlete. Before coming to Penn State Harrisburg, Dr. Stockstill was a Marion L. Brittain Fellow at Georgia Tech where she taught in the School of Literature, Media and Communication. Her scholarship and teaching focus on British literature, and she is co-author of the book "A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English" (Rowman & Littlefield 2018). She is currently writing a book on Victorian documentary novels.
Victorian literature, history, and culture
The history of the novel
A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English: Print and Electronic Sources. Co-authored with Carol Senf and Sherri Brown. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
“Teaching Wilkie Collins and the Periodical Press.” Wilkie Collins Journal 16 (2019): np.
“Degenerate or Victim? Fallen Women, Disease, and the Moral Strength of the British Empire.” Nineteenth-Century Prose 44.1 (2017): 21-38. “From Vivisection to Gender-Reassignment: Imagining the Feminine in The Island of Doctor Moreau.” Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture. Ed. Louise Penner and Tabitha Sparks. New York: Routledge, 2015. 125-36.
“Vampires, Border Crossing, and Panic in Sheridan Le Fanu’s ‘Carmilla.’” The Moral Panics of Sexuality. Ed. Breanne Fahs, Mary L. Dudy, and Sarah Stage. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 44-56.
“Degenerate or Victim? Fallen Women, Disease, and the Moral Strength of the British Empire.” Nineteenth-Century Prose 44.1 (2017): 21-38.
“Transgressive Sex and Punishment: Hetty Sorrel and the Penal Colony in Adam Bede.” The Victorian 1.1 (2013): 1-7.
“Gender Politics in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s ‘The Lady of Shalott.’” The Explicator 70.1 (2012): 13-16.
“Wole Soyinka.” The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Ed. Saengeeta Ray, Henry Schwarz, et al. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
“Grace Ogot.” The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Ed. Saengeeta Ray, Henry Schwarz, et al. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
“An Interview with Van Jensen, Author of Casino Royale.” International Journal of James Bond Studies, 1.2 (2018).
“Rescuing England: The Rhetoric of Imperialism and the Salvation Army.” The Public Domain Review. Aug. 16, 2017.
“The Victorian Origins of the Mannequin Challenge.” The Conversation. Dec. 9, 2016.
M.A.; Ph.D. (Georgia State University)
B.A. (University of Texas at Arlington)