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Mary Evans

Ph.D. Program
  • LAAH 521
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M.A., Seton Hall University, 2018
B.A., King’s College, 2016


I am originally from Pennsylvania, earning my B.A. at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2016, and I completed my M.A. at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey in 2018. My research areas include Victorian Literature (particularly Sherlock Holmes), and the intersection of Popular Culture and the Victorian Period, particularly when it comes to adaptation and Adaptation Theory. However, I am also interested in contemporary popular culture.

Research Interests

  • 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture
  • Popular Culture and Adaptation


  • “‘Just the Two of Us against the Rest of the [Virtual] World”: Dr. John H. Watson, Sherlock Holmes, and the Virtual Reality of 221B Baker Street” Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference Baltimore, MD November 2018
  • “‘Someone Walks Through Time’: Prospero, Temporality, and Victorian Interest in Shakespeare” Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Keene State College, Keene, NH April 2018
  • “The Necessity of Newspapers in Edgar Allan Poe’s Dupin Stories” New Jersey College English Association Conference, Seton Hall University, NJ March 2018
  • “‘Sorry, We Call Them Muggles’: Muggles, No-Majs, and the Language of Harry Potter” Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA November 2017