Alexandra Valint

Assistant Professor of English

alexandra.valint@usm.edu

Alexandra Valint writes and teaches about Victorian literature, narrative theory, children’s literature, and young adult literature. Her current book project, Collaboration and Contestation: The Multiple-Narrator Novel, examines Victorian novels with multiple narrators by authors such as Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Wilkie Collins, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Recent conference presentations include papers on Wuthering Heights, the Twilight Saga, Jane Eyre, and Treasure Island. Her article “Mischief, Gender, and Empire: Raising Imperial Bachelors and Spinsters in Catherine Sinclair’s Holiday House” was published in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. "Refusing to Parrot: The Child’s Resistance to Adulthood in Treasure Island" is forthcoming in English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. She received her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. She also serves as an appointed member of the MLA’s Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession.