Stephanie Hawkins, Ph.D. | Department of English

Stephanie Hawkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
208 Auditorium

Stephanie Hawkins specializes in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature, with particular interests in visual culture and science and literature. The author of American Iconographic: National Geographic, Global Culture, and the Visual Imagination (University Press of Virginia, 2010), her scholarly work focuses on the interface between public attitudes, literary and visual representation, and institutional rhetorics. Her essays on American modernism have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, the Henry James Review, Arizona Quarterly, and Texas Studies in Literature and Language. More recently, Dr. Hawkins's research interests have expanded to include neuroscience, religious experience, and the psychology of public opinion. Her current book project, provisionally titled The Mind's Turn: American Modernism, Cognition, and the Politics of Conversion, concerns the manufacture of public opinion and its relation to literary aesthetics. She has published articles drawn from this project in the scientific journal Frontiers in Fractal Physiology and in the essay collection Brain, Mind and Consciousness in the History of Neuroscience (Springer, 2014).

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