Dr. Kaitlin Mondello

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Kaitlin Mondello

Contact Information

Kaitlin.Mondello@millersville.edu

Phone: 717-871-7385

Office Hours

T: 1:30-3:00 PM zoom only
W: 3:00-4:00 PM in person
R: 1:30-3:00 PM zoom only
F: 10:00-11:00 PM in person
Comments: Zoom Link: https://millersville.zoom.us/my/kaitlinmondello (with Waiting Room)

Degrees:

  • B.A. in English, Stetson University
  • M.A. in English, Stetson University
  • M. Phil. in English, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Ph.D. in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY 

Specializations:

Ecocriticism; Environmental Humanities; Romanticism; Nineteenth-Century Literature and History; Feminism; Animal Studies; Science Studies; Posthumanism; New Materialism; Transatlantic Studies; Poetics

Interests:

Books, nature, art history, science, climate change, social justice, education, cultural studies, experiential learning, creative pedagogy

Courses Taught: 

  • ENGL 110 Honors Composition
  • ENGL 241 Honors World Literature
  • ENGL 242 Reading our World: Environmental Literature
  • ENGL 338 Folklore and Literature 
  • ENGL 411 Romanticism
  • ENGL 686 Special Topics: Ecocriticism
  • WRIT 319 Science Writing

Passions and Distractions:

Reading; writing; being outdoors; spending time with my rescue cat Jody; arts and crafts with my toddler  

Sample Publications:

  • “Teaching Romanticism in the Anthropocene: Pedagogies in the Environmental Humanities.” Romantic Circles: Teaching (the) Romantic/Romantic Teaching, Vol. 2, Spring 2021 (Forthcoming).
  • “‘Of Toads and Men’: Brutal Kinship in Emily Dickinson and Charles Darwin.” Journal of Literature and Science vol. 13, no. 2, Dec.. 2020, pp. 1-19.
  • “‘Dark Ecology’: Race, Gender and the Environment.” European Romantic Review, Vol. 31, no. 3, June 2020.
  • “The ‘grim Unreality’: Mary Shelley’s Extinction Narrative in The Last Man.” Essays in Romanticism, vol. 24, no. 2, Oct. 2017, pp. 163-178.
  • “‘Perpetual Analogies’ and ‘Occult Harmonies’: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Ecological Selves.” Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins & Legacies, ed. Dewey Hall, Lexington Books, 2016, pp. 105-122.