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Frances Thielman

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Frances Thielman holds a PhD in English from Texas A&M and a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.  Her primary field of expertise is Victorian literature with subspecialties in medicine in literature, ecocriticism, and the history of sanitation and infrastructure.  She is also a College Reading and Learning Association certified Master Tutor and has worked as a writing consultant at various writing centers around the country for nine years. She has designed writing curricula for both the department of English and the department of Civil Engineering and has trained teachers with the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Research Interests

  • 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture
  • Composition, Rhetoric, and Discourse Studies
  • History of Sanitation
  • Waste management
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Environmental literatures and Ecocriticism

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award, Texas A&M University, Spring 2021
  • Staley Creswell Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas A&M University, Spring 2020
  • Forrest Burt Memorial Award for Excellence in Research in Victorian Studies, Texas A&M University Spring 2017
  • Patrick O. Scott Award for best paper by a graduate student, Victorians Institute, Fall 2013

Other Publications

  • “The Novel.” Surface and Subtext: Literature, Research Writing. Edited by Claire Carly-Miles, Sarah LeMire, Kathy Christie Anders, Nicole Hagstrom-Schmidt, R. Paul Cooper, Matt McKinney. Pilot ed. College Station: Texas A&M University, 2021.
  • “Jane Eyre and Public Health: A Closer Look at the Lowood School Epidemic.” Victorians Institute Journal 42 (2014).