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Donnie Secreast

Ph.D. Program
  • LAAH 556
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M.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2018
B.A., Radford University, 2012


Donnie Secreast received her BA from Radford University and both her MA in English Literature and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Her research interests include the intersections of ecology, feminism, and humor in contemporary American fiction.

Research Interests

  • 20th and 21st Century Studies
  • American Literature and Culture
  • Creative Writing
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies


  • Journal Article: “Stones, Turkey Necks, and Gizzards: Grotesque Humor and Metaphors of Masculinity in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.” Studies in the Novel, vol. 52, no. 1. 2020.
  • Graduate Assistant, English Department, Texas A&M University, 2019
  • Lechner Graduate Grant, Texas A&M University, 2019
  • Graduate Assistant, English Department, University of North Carolina Wilmington