Professor Berry teaches courses in British literature including the Romantic period. She also teaches courses in contemporary literary criticism and theory, narratology, the novel, and queer theory. Her research and published work consider the relationship between literary texts, history, and other cultural phenomena. She has published articles on Edmund Burke’s ideas about British social order, human difference, and the sublime; the poet Percy Shelley’s representation of intimate relationships between men as a crucial component of his endeavor to write and theorize dramatic representation; and queer notions of time and marriage in Shakespeare's "Cymbeline." Dr. Berry teaches undergraduate general education courses, including Re-Thinking Literature and Great Books: Western World; literary theory, and various topics in British Literature. As part of her ongoing research on comic books and graphic novels, she also offers courses that examine graphic texts in the context of current theorizations of popular culture.
MA & PhD, Duke University
CAS - Literature
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