is an Assistant Professor of English at Hostos Community College, part of the City University of New York.
Dr. Milsom’s work covers tourism history, guidebooks, religion, Romanticism, Victorian literature, the Gothic, and musicology.
She is currently completing her first book, which tracks the development of the guidebook genre alongside Catholic Emancipation in Great Britain and Ireland during the late-eighteenth and nineteenth century. For more information, click here.
At Hostos, Dr. Milsom teaches literature survey and college writing courses, where she has developed a “Gothic and Horror” curriculum and a poetry elective. She is the co-advisor to the Hostos English Club and a faculty advisor to the Writing Center. For more biographical information than you could possibly want, click here.
MLA 2020 Papers
These are put up temporarily to provide access to the brief papers I’m presenting at MLA 2020.
- MLA 2020: “‘Leave Us the Fuck Alone’: Nirvana Against the Institution” for Session 737 “Here We Are Now: Grunge and the Humanities, 30 Years On”
- MLA 2020: “Standard English is a ‘Colonial Fort’” for Session 36 “Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Assessment at the Community College.”
- A guest post on John Warner’s Inside Higher Ed blog: “Your Suddenly Online Class Could Actually Be a Relief.”
- A #bigger6 panel review from NASSR 2019: “Beyond the Pale: New Directions in Transnational Romanticisms.” Co-authored with Brian Rejack and Shavera Seneviratne.
- An article in The Rambling: “Tourists of Eden.”
- An article in the Los Angeles Review of Books: “Reading Ruskin in Cataclysmic Times.”
- An article in Studies in Romanticism: “John Chetwode Eustace, Radical Catholicism, and the Travel Guidebook: The Classical Tour (1813) and Its Legacy.“
- “John Chetwode Eustace, Radical Catholicism, and the Travel Guidebook: The Classical Tour (1813) and Its Legacy.” Studies in Romanticism 57:2 (Summer 2018): 219-242.
- “The 19th-Century Traveler and the 21st-Century Scholar.” Literature Compass 10:9 (Sept 2013): 725-33.
- “Austen’s Fanny Price, Grateful Negroes, and the Stockholm Syndrome.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 34 (2012): 222-35. (Co-authored with Anne K. Mellor.)
- “Manlier than Mozart: The Anti-Wagnerian Stance of ‘A Wicked Voice.’” Consortium: A Journal of Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry. Boulder: UC Boulder Umbrellagraph Press (2011):185-200.
- Ph.D. in English from UCLA
- M.A. in English from UCLA
- M.S. in Education (Adolescent English Concentration) from Fordham University
- B.A. in English from Yale University