Mary Sanders Pollock

Nell Carlton Professor of English

Professor Pollock's current project is a new biography of Gerald Durrell, a prolific writer of travel narratives and encounters with endangered animals. This project aligns with her continuing interest in English literature, environmental issues, and nature writing. She is a recipient of the Hand Award for Scholarship and past occupant of the Nell Carlton Chair in English.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Texas

Course Topics

  • Nature Writing and Ecocriticism

  • Nineteenth-Century British Literature

  • Literary Theory

  • Gender Studies

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth-century British literature

  • Animal Studies

  • Environmental literature and ecocriticism

Publications

  • Storytelling Apes: Primatology Narratives Past and Future (Penn State University Animalibus series, 2015)

  • Victorian Literature and Film Adaptation, co-edited with Abigail Blum (Cambria 2011)

  • Figuring Animals: Essays on Animal Images in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Popular Culture, co-edited with Catherine Rainwater (Palgrave, 2005)

  • Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning: A Creative Partnership (Ashgate, 2003)

Mary Pollock

Faculty Expert

  • Science and nature writing
  • Gender in film
  • Victorian literature

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