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Alicia Carroll

Alicia Carroll


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PhD, Graduate Center of the City University of New York

About Me

Professor Alicia Carroll received her PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A specialist in Victorian studies and ecocriticism, she welcomes the opportunity to mentor graduate and undergraduate students working in both areas. 

Carroll was a lead faculty member in the formation of the Quilts of Gee’s Bend in Context website and currently manages the academic content of the site. She is a member of both the UKI Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment and the American Association for Studies in Literature and the Environment, serving as a member of the Diversity Caucus in the American branch. She has recently completed a new ecocritical book, New Woman Ecologies: From Arts and Crafts to the Great War and Beyond, appearing in the Under the Sign of Nature series with the University of Virginia Press in 2019.

Research Interests

19th-century British literature and culture; green cultural studies; Victorian studies; ecocriticism and environmental humanities; women's and gender studies



Select Recent Articles and Chapters

  • “Rivers Change like Nations”: Reading Eco-Apocalypse in The Waters of Edera,” in Victorian Environmental Nightmares, 2019, Palgrave. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14042-7
  • "‘Leaves and Berries’: Agatha Christie and the Herbal Revival," Green Letters, 22:1, 20-30 (2018), DOI: 10.1080/14688417.2018.1438303
  • “‘This is a sacred grove’: homosocial ecologies in Adam Bede," Green Letters, 19:2, 185-197, (2015), DOI: 10.1080/14688417.2015.1023738
  • “Rethinking Romantic and Victorian Localisms: Nuts, Berries, and Bowers from Wordsworth to Eliot" in Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies, edited by Dewey Hall, Lexington Books, 2016
  • “The Greening of Mary De Morgan: The Cultivating Woman and the Ecological Imaginary in ‘The Seeds of Love.’” Victorian Review, vol. 36, no. 2, 2010, pp. 104–117. 
  • "Race, Ethnicity and Identity," in George Eliot in Context, edited by Margaret Harris, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.