Department of English

Molly Livingston

Limited-Term Assistant Professor of English

Contact Information

Office: Marietta Campus
Atrium Building (J), Room 121
Email: mlivin14@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-7442


Profile

Molly Livingston is a Limited-Term Assistant Professor of English at Kennesaw State University where she teaches First-Year Writing and Literature courses. She recognizes English as the study of meaning making, including making sense of the world through close reading and critical thinking, and making sense in the world through rhetorically effective communication. Her pedagogy develops around this understanding. 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.

She is also interested in efforts to grow the English Major, and to help the discipline be recognized as a skill-driven, rather than content-driven, field of study.

Research & Interests Only:
My scholarship examines depictions of women’s bodies and body language in nineteenth-century literature and culture. My 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, my primary research interests include Romantic and Victorian literature & culture, Cultural Sociology, Body and Gender Studies, Realism, the Novel, and Narrative Verse.

I am also interested in efforts to grow the English Major, and to assist in gaining recognition of the discipline as a skills-driven, rather than content-driven, field of study.



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