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Selected Publications


“Under the White Mulberry Tree: Food and Artistry in Cather’s Orchards.” Cather Studies 12: Willa Cather and the Arts. January 2020, pp. 152-170. 

 “Inside Mary Johnson’s Mouth: Crane’s Realism and Sensing the Slums in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets.” Studies in American Naturalism, vol. 13., no. 1, Summer 2018, pp. 24-43.

“The Ideal Observer Meets the Ideal Consumer: Realism, Domestic Science, and Immigrant Foodways in Willa Cather’s My Ántonia.” American Studies, The Food Issue, vol. 57, no. 3, 2018, pp. 39-56.  

 “A Thing to be Discarded: Culinary Appropriation and Displacement in Willa Cather’s My Ántonia.” Willa Cather Review, vol. 60, no. 2, Winter 2017, pp. 16-22.

 “Re-living Sylvia Plath—the Poetess, the Myth, the American, for the Fifth Anniversary of Plath Profiles.” Plath Profiles, vol. 5, Summer 2012, pp. 140-46.

“The Bell Jar: A Psychological Case Study.” Plath Profiles, vol. 3, Summer 2010, pp. 166-77.


“‘Midnight Bakings’ Amid Starvation: Food and Aesthetics in the Slave Narrative.” Cambridge History of the Literature of the U.S. South, edited by Harilaos Stecopoulos, forthcoming. 

In 2019, Stephanie was selected as a "Big Ten Emerging Scholar" by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. In September, she visited campus, delivered a lecture based on her research, and guest taught a course in the English Department. 

"Being selected as one of the annual Big Ten Emerging Scholars is a significant honor (the selection process is competitive). You can learn more about the series on the Big Ten Departments of English website." - UI English Dept. Press Release

Big Ten Emerging Scholars Lecture Series

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