Mara F. Waltz

Mara F Waltz
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant

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I am a doctoral candidate in the literature track, focusing on Gothic literature from its origins in the late 18th century, to its revival in the Victorian period, to modern and contemporary adaptations and remediations. My previous graduate work has focused primarily on Bram Stoker's Dracula and the novel's employment of New Woman figure, emerging in the 1890s. In my current graduate work, I am interested in publication history, particularly readership and critical reception in the contemporary moment. The early novel interests me most here due to the societal concerns regarding the reading practices of the "common" person, particularly women.


B.A. in English, University of Kansas, 2018
M.A. in Humanities, University of Chicago, 2020