Grace Vasington

Preceptor, General Faculty

Office Hours: MW 3:30-4:30 in Bryan 140.
Class Schedule: MW 2-3:15, MWF 9-9:50 and 11-11:50

19th century British literature, technology and popular culture, women’s literature, children’s literature, Victorian


Honors B.A., University of Connecticut, 2013
PhD University of Virginia, 2019

Recent Publications

  • “John Henry Newman, Christina Rossetti, and the Formation of Victorian Reading Practices” (forthcoming in Victorian Studies)
  • Dunsany. An Irish Story,” in The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820, ed. April London (Cambridge Univ. Press, forthcoming)

Select Conference Papers

  • “Ekphrastic Evolution: Architectural Surfaces in Tennyson’s Idylls of the King,” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA), Columbus, OH, October 2019
  • “Queer Clocks: Master Humphrey, Serial Publication, and the Irregular Reader,” Interdisciplinary 19th-Century Studies (INCS), San Francisco, March 2018
  • “Christina Rossetti and the Process of Poetic Vigilance,” North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA), Banff, November 2017
  • “‘The Lenient Hand of Time’: Sensibility and Horology in Northanger Abbey,” Interdisciplinary 19th-Century Studies (INCS), Asheville, March 2016
  • “Alfred Tennyson’s Evolutionary Epic: The Idylls of the King and Victorian Scientific Thought,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA), Orlando, March 2015

Select Awards and Fellowships

  • Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2018-19 
  • Bradley Fellow, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, 2018-19
  • Honorable Mention: Best Graduate Student Paper, North American Victorian Studies Association, 2017
  • Thomas J. Griffis Prize, University of Virginia, 2015
  • Jonathan Hufstader Award, University of Connecticut, 2013