Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Yaël Schlick


PhD Duke

613-533-6000, ext. 74428

Office: Watson Hall, Room 533
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2019-20 Courses

Research Interests

  • Travel writing
  • autobiography
  • American poetry

Recent Publications

“All the untidy activity”:  Travel & the Picturesque in Elizabeth Bishop’s Writings.  Forthcoming in a volume edited by Bethany Hicok for Lever Press (resulting from a 2017 NEH Summer Seminar titled “Elizabeth Bishop and the Literary Archive”).

“Writing Alone Together:  Richard Byrd’s Antarctic Classic and the Challenges of Reading Collaborative Autobiography,” The Polar Journal 6.2 (2016): 328-342.

“Writing Wonder: Elizabeth Bishop’s Ethics of Perception,” Environmental Ethics 36.3 (Fall 2014): 319-332.

“What Is an Experience? Selves and Texts in the Comics Autobiographies of Alison Bechdel and Lynda Barry,” Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art, ed. Jane Tolmie (University Press of Mississippi, 2013): 26–43.

Feminism and the Politics of Travel After the Enlightenment (Bucknell University Press, 2012; paperback 2014).

Current Supervisions

Kevin Curreri, Robyn Carruthers (about students)