Brandon Jernigan

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2010

Doctor of Philosophy in English, Master's of Arts
Dissertation: "'Forms of Some Intenser Life': Genre and Imperial Insurgencies at the Fin de Siècle" Committee: Joseph Valente (chair), Jed Esty, Lauren Goodlad, and James Hansen

This project examines generic innovation in the British novel through the lens of an empire thrown into crisis by continual insurgencies. Experiments with genre, I argue, allowed fin de siècle writers to develop new narrative forms capable of representing an increasingly global, interdependent, and actively anti-imperialist world. Primary texts include Joseph Conrad’s The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’ (1897), Bram Stoker’s The Snake’s Pass (1890), Algernon Blackwood’s “The Willows” (1907), and H. G. Wells’s Tono-Bungay (1909).

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), 2003

Bachelor of the Arts in English with Honors
Senior Thesis: "Paradigmatic Syntax in the Poetry of A. E. Housman"

Teaching Experience

Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, UIUC, Spring 2006; Fall 2006; Spring 2007; Fall 2007; Spring 2008.

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