College of Arts and Sciences

Hannah Tracy, PhD

  • Hannah Tracy, PhD
    PhD, English
    Lecturer, English
    Phone: 206-296-2561
    Building/Room: Casey 417

    Teaching and Research Interests

    Welcome statement (teaching/research/personal interests): In my research and my teaching, I take a historical-cultural approach to literature that allows me to examine the intersections between cultural movements (especially scientific and pseudo-scientific movements) and literary production. In both literature and composition classes, I emphasize close textual analysis as a way to examine the historical, cultural, and political underpinnings of literary and non-literary texts. My interdisciplinary approach to literature stems from my educational background in both science and literature, and I bring this sense of the interconnectedness of academic disciplines into the classroom.

    Interests: British and Irish Modernisms, American Modernisms, Literature and Science, Evolutionary Theory and Literature, Rhetoric of Reproduction in Literature, Political Rhetoric and Media Analysis

    Current, Recent and Future Courses:
    ENGL 110: Understanding Terrorism in Political, Social, and Rhetorical Contexts
    ENGL 120: Monstrous Bodies/Monstrous Minds
    ENGL 110 (Fall 2008): Politics and Media: Image and Rhetoric on the Campaign Trail

    ENGL 120 (Winter 2009): Literature and Science

    Biography

    B.A. in Biology, Central Washington University
    M.A. in English, Oregon State University
    Ph.D. in English,University of Oregon