Assistant Professor of English


Office:

McCormick Hall, 02A

eleanor.reeds@hastings.edu

Dr. Reeds joined the Department of Languages and Literatures at Hastings College in 2018, where she now teaches courses across a range of genres, periods, and national traditions.

Having studied at the undergraduate level at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Reeds received her PhD from the Department of English at the University of Connecticut. Her scholarly interests span Romantic and Victorian British literature, genre theory, children’s literature, and creative writing. She has also been a Writing Center Coordinator and continues to advocate for writing’s crucial role in the liberal arts curriculum.

Dr. Reeds has published in a range of peer-reviewed journals including Victorian Poetry, Twentieth-Century Literature, American Literary Realism, and Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. She is also an associate editor for the poetry magazine Plainsongs and enjoys watching baseball in her spare time.

Education

PhD 2018

English

University of Connecticut

MA 2014

English

University of Connecticut

BA (Hons) 2010

English

Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Appointments

2018-present

Assistant Professor

Hastings College

2016-17

Coordinator for Graduate Writing Support

University of Connecticut

2012-18

Instructor

University of Connecticut

2010-12

Undergraduate Programs Officer

Royal Academy of Dance

Research and Teaching Interests

Romantic and Victorian British literature

Genre theory

Children's literature

Literary criticism

The transatlantic nineteenth century

Digital humanities and book history

Writing center studies

Creative writing and poetry