Carrie Shanafelt

Assistant Professor of English

School of the Humanities


Dr. Shanafelt teaches courses in British and American literature of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, focusing on the relationships among aesthetics, rhetoric, poetics, epistemology, and ethics across the development of modern conceptions of economics, race, and sexuality. She has published essays on philosophy and realism, representations of sex, and Gothic novels. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 at the City University of New York Graduate Center with a dissertation on the aesthetics and rhetoric of realism in eighteenth-century literature and philosophy.

Courses Taught: Eighteenth-Century Satire, The Romantic Era II, Shakespeare I, American Literature I, and College Writing

Research Interests: Aesthetics, rhetoric, epistemology, ethics, realism, sexuality, Gothic fiction, British literature, American literature, eighteenth century, slavery, race, economics, novels, poetry, globalization, human rights


Short Abstract

Carrie Shanafelt is an Assistant Professor of British and American literature at University College. She teaches courses in poetry, prose, and drama of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.

University College

School of the Humanities
1000 River Road, (T-RH1-01)
Teaneck, NJ 07666


Office Hours for Spring 2016

Monday 1:30-3:30pm
Tuesday 11:30-1:30pm
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