GES Bio: Julia Gingerich



I'm currently a 6th year PhD candidate in English Literature, at Queen's specializing in early modern drama. I received my MA in English from Queen's and my BA in English from the University of Western Ontario. My dissertation explores representations of animals and animality in various dramatic genres to examine the diverse ways in which animals appear alongside and against the human in the years before Descartes (and the modern human/animal divide).

Research Interests: staging the blazon; early modern anatomy theatre; fragmentation and humanist pedagogy; the history of animals and animality; late nineteenth-century anti-vivisectionist literature.

Current Teaching Position: ENGL 321 Renaissance Poetry and Prose

Conferences: “Political Histories and Family Trees: (Re)collecting the Past in Cymbeline.”NeMLA 2012 Convention. Rochester, NewYork. March 15-18, 2012.

“Silent Subjects:Representing the Experimental Animal in Victorian England.” Special Topic Presentations. Queen’s University, Kingston. May 5, 2011.

“I’d make such a pet of him, if he were mine”: the Domestication of Men in Wuthering Heights.” NeMLA 2011 Convention. New Brunswick, New Jersey. April 8, 2011.

“‘Let him but learn of Love to read in thee’?: Humanist Pedagogy and Vision in Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella.” Early Modern Studies Seminar (EMSS) graduate conference “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind”: Love and Sight in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature. University of Toronto, Toronto. April 22-23, 2010.

“Inferred cruelties: locating abuse in Wilkie Collins’s Heart and Science.” Works in Progress. Queen’s University, Kingston. March 8, 2010.

“Staging History: the Historiographic Debates in Richard III.” Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium. Carleton University, Ottawa. March 4, 2010.

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