Stetson University

Mary Sanders Pollock

Nell Carlton Professor of English

Mary Pollock began her career at Stetson University as an assistant professor of English in 1985, specializing in 19th century British literature. She has served as director of graduate studies in English, director of the gender studies program and chair of the Gender Equity Council. Besides British literature, Pollock teaches courses in gender studies, animal studies, nature writing and environmental literature. She has offered first-year and junior seminars on environmental issues.

After publishing her study of the Brownings, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning: A Creative Partnership (Ashgate 2003), Pollock's scholarly interests expanded to include animal studies, with Figuring Animals: Essays in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Popular Culture (edited with Catherine Rainwater, Palgrave 2005). More recently, Pollock has published Victorian Literature and Film Adaptation (edited with Abigail Burnham Bloom, Cambria 2011) and has completed a manuscript entitled "Storytelling Apes: The Evolution of Primatology Field Narratives."

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Texas
  • M.A., Texas A&M University
  • B.A., University of Tennessee

Course Topics

  • Writing and Rhetoric
  • Text, Criticism, Theory
  • Reading Lyric
  • Nature Writing
  • Gender Studies Colloquium
  • Gender and Film

Research Interests

  • Victorian literature, film, science and nature writing
  • Literature of primatology

Publications

  • Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning: A Creative Partnership, (Ashgate 2003)
  • Figuring Animals: Essays in Art, Literature, Philosophy and Popular Culture, (edited with Catherine Rainwater, Palgrave 2005)
  • Victorian Literature and Film Adaptation, (edited with Abigail Burnham Bloom, Cambria 2011)
  • Manuscript entitled "Storytelling Apes: The Evolution of Primatology Field Narratives"
  • Forthcoming articles and reviews in these and other journals: LIT (Literature, Interpretation, Theory), South Atlantic Review, Victorian Institute Journal, Journal of the Short Story in English, Studies in the Literary Imagination, Critical Studies, Children's Literature Association Quarterly and Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

Mary Pollock

Faculty Expert

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

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