PhD Candidate
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Instructor of Record

Contact Info

10 Park Hall, Desk 8

Holly Fling is an English PhD Candidate with a Women’s Studies Certificate. In January, she successfully defended her dissertation, "The Walrus through the Looking-Glass: Modern, Dynamic Boundaries in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing." In May, she will receive her PhD with specializations in British Romantic and Victorian literature. 




PhD, English (expected completion May 2019), University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

MA, English (May 2013), Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

BA, English (May 2011), Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

AA, (May 2008), Moberly Area Community College, Moberly, Missouri



Research Interests:

Holly's PhD research centers on the long nineteenth century in British literature, women's writing, and new materialisms. During her master's program, she worked on postcolonial literature, primarily Irish and South Asian, and she wrote her master's thesis on Sri Lankan literature. 

Selected Publications:

“Passing Racial Connections in ‘Time Space’: A Chronotopic Approach to James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man,” published in Critical Insights: Harlem Renaissance by Salem Press

My Research Areas and Approaches