"'There is no use trying,' said Alice; 'one can't believe impossible things.'


"'I dare say you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'"

- Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass


Teaching Schedule


Spring 2019

ENGL 1666:Gothic Tales of Terror (MW 11:00-12:50 pm)

ENGL 3502: British Literature II (MW 1:00-2:50 pm)


Fall 2018

ENGL 2333: Harry Potter- Texts and Contexts (TTH 8:00-9:50 am)

ENGL 5562: Victorian Literature and Culture (TTH 11:00 am -12:50 pm)

Recent Courses

The Neo-Victorian Novel, Childhood in Literature and Culture, Children's Literature: Texts and Contexts, Harry Potter, The British Novel, Women Writers, Victorian Literature, British Romanticism, Gothic Tales of Terror, Readers and the History of Books



Graduate Students

Bullet UMD's English Master of Arts homepage includes program and application information, as well as the English graduate student handbook.

Bullet My resource page for current and prospective graduate students includes information on graduate programs in children's literature and culture, as well as teaching, writing and professional links.

Bullet Information on requesting letters of recommendation for graduate study, fellowships, or employment.

Children's Literature

Bullet A comprehensive collection of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling links.

BulletChildren's literature resources for teachers.

BulletThe Children's Literature Web Guide.

Bullet The Baldwin Library of Children's Literature offers digital access to early children's books.

BulletChildren's Literature Resources from the University of Florida's Center for Children's Literature and Culture

Victorian Literature

BulletThe Victoria Research Web.

BulletThe hypertext Victorian Web project .

Bullet Links to Victorian Studies resources .

Lewis Carroll

BulletIn "Alice on Film and Video," educator and author Monica Edinger offers descriptions of (and links to) Alice-related video clips available on YouTube, which include a 1934 Betty Boop cartoon, "Betty in Blunderland," a 1954 Alice-themed Jello commercial, and a 1960s drugstore commercial, "Alice in Rexall-Land."

Bullet YouTube also offers an opportunity to see Cecil M. Hepworth's 1903 Alice in Wonderland, the first cinematic version of Alice's adventures, with added commentary by the British Film Institute's Simon Brown.

Bullet Read and "turn the pages" of Carroll's original manuscript of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, the latest 3D addition to the British Library's Turning The Pages collection of virtual books from the library collection. Using Flash technology, the manuscript can be virtually "handled." Viewers can also choose to listen to an audio version of the book, and to zoom in and exam the text in greater detail.

BulletLewis Carroll: An Overview: A detailed collection of Web pages from the Victorian Web offers information on Carroll's biography, literary reputation, themes, and historical, economic, scientific and aesthetic contexts.

BulletLewis Carroll Homepage: Sponsored by the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, this site offers a guide to Web and print Lewis Carroll resources and documents.

BulletContrariwise: Lewis Carroll & the Carroll Myth: A site devoted to recent, revisionary biographical research into the complex life of Lewis Carroll/Charles Dodgson, and some of the mysteries and puzzles surrounding his life, literary work, and reputation.

Bullet An online collection of Lewis Carroll photographs from the Princeton University Library Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

Bullet An online exhibit of Carroll's photographs from the University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransome Research Library, includes a page devoted to Carroll's photographs of children.

This Web site was last updated October 2018.

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