Dr. Molly Livingston is a Lecturer of English at Kennesaw State University where she teaches Literature and Composition courses. She recognizes English as the study of meaning making: making sense of the world through close reading and critical thinking, and making sense in the world through rhetorically effective communication. As such, her pedagogy exhibits a strong focus on Socratic and dialectic methods. She has taught previously at the University of West Georgia and Georgia State University.
Her scholarship examines depictions of women’s bodies and body language in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Her current work analyzes instances of female reciprocal touch in Victorian literature to argue that physical manifestations of affection serve as expressive acts with implications for identity construction and agency. As such, her primary research interests include Romantic and Victorian literature, Cultural Sociology, Body and Gender Studies, Realism, the Novel, and Narrative Verse.