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Dr. Shelley AJ Jones

Assistant Professor, English

Extended University


Ph.D., University of South Carolina (2014)



Research and/or Teaching Interests

Shelley Jones’ research investigates revision, genre theory, and periodical culture, with a particular emphasis on how popular forms widened access to literature. This emphasis on access made possible by new technology informs her teaching interests as well: creating collaborative environments and communities for distant and online learners.


Courses Taught:

ENGL 283: Themes in British Literature

PALM 493: South Carolina Studies

PALM 494: Internship

PALM 494: Special Section on Service-Learning

UNIV 401: Senior Capstone Experience


Recent Publications:


Helen Maria Williams. Peru and Peruvian Tales. Associate editor. (Broadview Press, 2014).


“Revision as Conversation in Mary Robinson’s ‘The Storm’ and ‘The Negro Girl.’” CEA Critic 71.3 (Spring/Summer 2009): 37-53.


Select Conference Presentations:


“Communal Romanticism in Practice: A Panel Discussion.” Romanticism and Modernity, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Duke University, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 2009.


“Revising Genres: The Progress of ‘The Hermit of Mont-Blanc.’” 40th Annual Meeting, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Richmond, Virginia, March 2009.


‘The Mythic and the Immediate in Mary Robinsonís ‘The Storm.’” The Work of Romanticism, International Conference on Romanticism, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, October 2008.


“A Poet‘s Critique: Mary Robinson’s Re-envisioning of ‘Agnes’ and ‘Edmund’s Wedding.’” Dickens Project Spring Conference, Rutgers University, April 2007.


“A Case for Archival Research: Mary Robinson’s ‘The Negro Girl.’” (Re)collecting British Women Writers, 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, March 2006.


“‘Behold their fate!’: Infanticide and Maternity in the Poetry of Felicia Hemans.” Deviance and Defiance, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 2005.


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