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Alicia L. Kerfoot, PhD

Assistant Professor 
(585) 395-2503 
Office:  214 LAB


  • PhD, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2010
    • Dissertation: "Domestic Ruins: Imagining the Nunner in Eighteenth-Century British Literature"
    • Committtee: Dr. Peter Walmsley (Supervisor), Dr. Catherine A Grise, Dr. Grace Kehler.
    • External Reader: Dr. Katherine Binhammer, University of Alberta
  • MA, School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph, 2005
  • BA, Honours English Literature and Applied Studies Co-operative Program, University of Waterloo, 2003

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature and culture
  • Romantic literature and culture
  • The Gothic novel (especially the Female Gothic novel)
  • Nuns and nunneries in British literature (1660-1830)
  • Material culture, costume, clothing, and fashion (1660-1830)
  • Footwear, movement, and the body in literature (1660-1830)
  • Jane Austen, Frances Burney, Ann Radcliffe

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, The College at Brockport: State University of New York (2012-Present)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Prince Edward Island (2011-2012)
  • Lecturer, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University (2009-2011)
  • Lecturer, Department of English, University of Waterloo (2010-2011)

Research Experience

  • Production Assistant, Eighteenth-Century Fiction (2009-2011)
  • Research Assistant to Dr. Julie Park (2007-2008)
  • Research Assistant (and co-author), Student Encyclopedia of African Literature (Dr. Douglas Killam), University of Guelph (2007)
  • Research Assistant for the transcription and annotation fo the 1709-1710 periodical the Female Tatler (Dr. Tedra Osell), University of Guelph (2005)

Last Updated 7/1/20

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