Assistant Professor, English
B.A. (University of Toronto), M.A. (York University), Ph.D. (York University)
Durham Campus, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nineteenth-century literature and culture; Pre-Raphaelitism; Gothic literature; gender studies; religious poetry and subjectivity; composition theory; theories of aesthetics, queer studies.
I'm currently working on two projects: one on the relationship between nineteenth-century aesthetics and mathematics, and another on the effects of critical pedagogy in the writing classroom.
“Flesh Made Word: Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the Nineteenth-Century Bible” in A Cultural History of the Bible, volume 5: The Age of Empire, edited by Scott McLaren. Bloomsbury Press. (Forthcoming)
“The Hard Math of Beauty: Gerard Manley Hopkins and ‘Spectral Numbers.’” Victorian Studies, vol. 63, no. 2, 2021, pp. 246-270.
“Mothering by Other Means: Parasitism and J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, vol. 28, no. 1, 2021, pp. 166–85, https://doi.org/10.1093/isle/isz119.
Willful Submission: Sado-Erotics and Heavenly Marriage in Victorian Religious Poetry. University of Virginia Press, 2018.
“The Gender of Consent in Patmore, Hopkins, and Marie Lataste” in Querying Consent, edited by Jordana Greenblatt and Keja Valens. Rutgers University Press, 2018.
“How to Read Hopkins.” Co-authored with Lesley Higgins. Hopkins Now, special issue of Victorian Poetry, vol. 56, no. 2, 2018, pp. 105–9.
“Romantic Flashbacks: Coleridge, De Quincey, and Duration.” European Romantic Review, vol. 26, no. 5, 2015, pp. 659–77.
“A Memoir of ‘Uncle Gerard.’” Co-authored with Lesley Higgins. Hopkins Quarterly, vol. 41, no. 3–4, 2014, pp. 57–68.
“Love, Dismemberment, and Elizabeth Siddal’s Corpus.” Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, vol. 22, no. 2, 2013, pp. 4–23.
“Charles Kingsley’s Saintly Trials and Husbandly Duties.” Journal of Victorian Culture, vol. 18, no. 2, 2013, pp. 213–29.
Amanda Paxton in the News:
“Disclosure, Vulnerability, and Empowerment in the Classroom.” Not-So-Distant Learning: The Trent Online Blog, January 7, 2022, https://trentonlineblog.ca/oldff/humanizing-online-learning/.
Podcast interviewee on Trent Online’s “Not-So-Distant Learning Podcast.” October 23, 2020, https://voiced.ca/podcast_episode_post/not-so-distant-learning-with-amanda-paxton/.
“My Confession: A Letter to Incoming and Returning Students.” TrentU Durham Student Life Blog, 1 June 2016, https://trentudurham.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/my-confession-a-letter-to-incoming-and-returning-students/.
DiPalo, Julia-Rose. “Interview with a Prof: Dr. Paxton.” TrentU Durham Student Life Blog, 2016. (Interview subject) https://trentudurham.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/interview-with-a-prof-dr-paxton/
“Husbands and Wives: Nineteenth-Century Contours of Power.” Journal of Victorian Culture Online, 3 March 2013, http://jvc.oup.com/2013/03/23/paxton-husbands-and-wives-kingsley.