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Jessica Hanselman Gray
Early modern British literature and science; early modern intellectual history; reproductive metaphors of authorship; early modern discourses of religion, magic, and science.
Literatures in English I: to 1700 (Spring 2018; Winter 2019)
Introduction to Literature (Summer 2017; 2017-2019)
Expository Writing - Topics: STEM and gender; STEM education and access; Political rhetoric (2015-2017)
History of Science: The Scientific Revolution, Reader (Winter 2019)
Science & Technology Studies: Writing Science (Colin Milburn), Teaching Assistant (Spring 2015)
Chaucer - Dream Visions & Troilus and Criseyde (Seeta Chaganti), Teaching Assistant/Section Instructor (Winter 2015)
Eighteenth-Century British Literature (Alessa Johns), Teaching Assistant and Section Instructor (Fall 2014)
Writing in the Health Sciences, Reader (Spring 2015)
Ph.D. Candidate, English. (Designated Emphasis in Science and Technology Studies.) University of California at Davis.
M.A., English Literature. (Certificate in Gender Studies.) Wright State University. 2014.
B.A., English. University of North Florida. 2009.
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:
"An Impossible Ideal: Motherhood in Eighteenth-Century Britain. A Review of Monstrous Motherhood: Eighteenth Century Culture and the Ideology of Domesticity by Marilyn Francus." Criticism 58.3 (2017).
" 'this strange intelligence': Maternity and Occult Knowledge in Macbeth." Shakespeare Association of America. April 17-20, 2019. Washington, DC.
"Early Modern Science and the Reproductive Logic of Authorship." Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society. October 18-21, 2017. Portland, OR.
"From Mary Toft to Voldemort's Mother: How Woman's Desire [Still] Creates a Monster." Northeast Modern Language Association. April 3-6, 2014. Harrisburg, PA.
"Damsels in Distress: The Impact of Socially Constructed Gender Roles in Scientific Discourse on the Childbirth Experience." Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality Symposium. February 1, 2013. Oxford, OH.
SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:
Alva Englund Fellowship, UC Davis (2014-15)
English Department Graduate Fellowship, UC Davis (2014-15)
Wright State University College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2014)
Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees Scholarship (2014)
Wright State University English Department Graduate Scholarship (2013-14)
University of North Florida Women's Center Scholarship (2008 and 2009)