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Emily Beckwith (she/her/Ms.)

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PhD Candidate
Instructor of Record

Emily is a PhD candidate specializing in 19th-century British literature. Her dissertation, “The Affordances of Liminal Places: Wales and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel,” examines the possibilities that Wales’ in-between status offers not only for narrative structure and function, but also for situating Wales in new ways in relation to England, Britain, and the British Empire. She has an article, "Tessa Hadley and William Wordsworth: Literary Lineage and Patriarchal Legacy in The Past," published in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction (Aug. 2023,

She is the recipient of a 2023 Christy Desmet Memorial Award for graduate work in British literature prior to 1900, a 2022 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, and a 2022 Alice C. Langdale Award for Exceptional English Graduate Student.

Teaching: In July 2021, she participated in the National Humanities Center’s (NHC) Graduate Student Summer Residency, funded by UGA’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and in July 2022, she participated in an NHC course on using geographic information systems (GIS) in the humanities classroom.


Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Georgia, 2023.

M.A., Oregon State University, 2017.

Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching, Oregon State University, 2017.

B.A., Carleton College, 2012. Magna cum laude.

Research Interests:

19th-century British literature and culture; women, gender, and sexuality studies; British women writers; Wales in British literature; periodical studies; the New Woman; the novel; adaptation studies

Selected Publications:

“Tessa Hadley and William Wordsworth: Literary Lineage and Patriarchal Legacy in The Past.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Aug. 2023,

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